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'Meditation changed Tihar's face'

india Updated: Jul 05, 2006 17:31 IST

Meditation was instrumental in bringing a turnaround in hundreds of violence-prone inmates in the Tihar jail, India's first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi has said.

Recalling her tenure as the Director General of Prisons, the Magsaysay award-winner said healthy thinking does help change the course of life and achieve goals.

"There were these men, abusive, revengeful, baying for blood. It was basically meditation that played a key role in turning around an institution like Tihar," Bedi said releasing a book, Healthy Thinking: How to Turn Life's Lemons into Lemonade at the New Zealand High Commission last evening.

"The book says that you can't change anyone else but yourself. I completely agree with that. Healthy thinking helps you change your path. It enables you to reach your goals and live your dream," Bedi, who is the Director General, Home Guards and Civil Defence, said.

Speaking on the occasion, New Zealand High Commissioner Graeme Waters said the book would not only motivate the readers to change their attitude towards life but also offer "interesting insights" to life and culture of New Zealand.

Known as 'Attitude Doctor' in New Zealand, the book's author Tom Mulholland uses his personal experiences as a doctor, entrepreneur, comedian and patient to package this book on ways to develop healthy thinking.