The Federation of Indian Associations proudly hosted an exclusive meet and greet event featuring Dr. K.L. Rao IPS, the esteemed Director General of Police and Director-General of Prisons & Correctional Administration for the Government of Gujarat on Tuesday, 22nd May at Akbar Restaurant in New Jersey.

Dr. Rao holds the distinction of being the first IPS officer with a Ph.D. from PUSA IARI at the age of 24, left a mark on the Indian criminal justice system, through his innovative and humane approach towards rehabilitation and reformation.

His dedication to improving the lives of prisoners has not only brought about positive change within the prison system but has also earned him recognition and respect from his peers and the community at large who affectionately refer to him as "Bhisma Pitamaha" within the prison department

In an engaging session titled "IndiGlobal Talks" moderated by Sudheer Goutham, Founder & Editor-In-Chief of IndiGlobal Media Network, Dr. K.L. Rao delved into his pioneering initiatives, shared invaluable insights, and discussed the future of prison administration in India.

Apart from his remarkable work in the field, the DG of Police is also a published author, with his book 'Jail- History and Present' standing as a testament to his deep-seated passion for prison reforms. The book not only reflects his extensive knowledge and experience in the field but also serves as a guide for those seeking to understand and contribute to the ongoing efforts to improve the prison system in India.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of law enforcement and his tireless efforts towards prison reforms, the FIA executive team took the opportunity to honor the DG of Police during the meet and greet event as a symbol of the appreciation and admiration of the Indian Diaspora in the USA

Distinguished personalities, including Padma Shri Sudhir Parikh, FIA President Dr. Avinash Gupta, FIA Chairman Ankur Vaidya, and the executive team from the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) graced the gathering. Dr. K. L Rao’s exemplary work serves as an inspiration to all those working towards creating a more just and compassionate society. The gathering was an enriching experience, bringing together leaders and visionaries committed to driving positive change in the Indian community and beyond.

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