Dr. Kamini Rao's Master Class
Roopa Divakar Moudgil, popularly known as D. Roopa is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from Davanagere and is presently the Inspector-general of police Home Secretary, Bangalore, Karnataka. Before the present times, in 2013, D. Roopa also became the first lady police officer in India to head the Cyber-Crime police division. She is also proud to be the first woman IPS officer serving in Karnataka and 30th Superintendent of Police of Karnataka, besides being the first woman officer appointed as the Home Secretary to the Government of Karnataka. She is a known face amongst the IPS officers and has been a part of various talks at TEDx conferences. When you think her roles are limited to the police department, this interview will remind you that she is also a playback singer in Kannada cinemas and well versed with Hindustani and Classical music. Not just that, she is also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. D. Roopa belongs to a highly educated family with her mother working in the postal department and her father being a telecom engineer in the Government sector (now retired.) Moreover, her younger sister Rohini Divakar is an IRS officer. D. Roopa graduated from Kuvempu University Karnataka with a gold medal and cleared her UPSC exam with an All-India-rank of 43 in 2000 and opted for IPS. Post her selection, Miss Divakar underwent rigorous training at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad, where she was ranked 5th in her batch and was allotted to the Karnataka Cadre. From being a rank holder to being crowned Miss Davangere to her journey of being an IPS office, her list of achievements is cosmic. Watch Padma Shri Dr Kamini Rao in a very appealing conversation with D. Roopa. Know more about her and what made her extraordinary in this episode.
Interest & Passion
“I joined NCC in 8th Standard and thereafter the love for Khaki began.”
D. Roopa fancied wearing the khaki uniform right from her secondary schooling days, more so after watching Kiran Bedi, who was her inspiration. She even reminiscences of the show ‘Udaan’ in Doordarshan- a story based on the life of Kanchan Bhattacharya; the second woman officer in the Indian Police Service. She even credits her father for explaining to her about administrative and police service since the beginning. Roopa was awarded the President's Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2016.
“Singing is my Passion; Music is my Passion...”
Not many of us know, but Roopa is trained in Classical and Hindustani Music. She has been a playback singer for Bayalaatada Bheemanna and also released a music video on International Women's Day in 2018. She was also awarded the prestigious SP Balasubramaniam award.
It is rightly said that ‘Your passion ignites your work’ and D. Roopa proves the same.
“It’s the mental toughness that matters.”
Mental toughness is the bridge between your mindset and behaviour. She states “When one doesn’t have anything to hide or cover-up, then why fear?”
The delivery of these lines by the super cop makes us believe that psychologically tough people are more ambitious and prepared to manage more risk without any fear or anxiety.
IPS officer D. Roopa is courageous and has fearlessly taken up high profile cases involving politicians and bureaucrats. She confidently exposed V K Sasikala who was enjoying VIP treatment in prison. While holding the position of DCP, Armed Reserve, she had withdrawn 216 excess gunmen kept unauthorizedly by 82 politicians.
The session further details the ‘Transfers of D. Roopa’, which is a highlight of her career too. She has been transferred multiple times, in fact, more than twice the number of years of her service, in her 18-year-old career. Though it may sound difficult, she never feared any transfer.
“Outsiders cannot change the system. People who are there for the job have to act and change the system.”
The Super Cop highlights the importance of ‘staying in the system and changing the system.’
Watch this exciting session of D. Roopa Moudgil with Dr Kamini Rao in her Master Class where they further discuss the ‘privileges to the prisoner’ and various other issues. With the first few chapters, we’ve seen some legendary speakers like Dr Ferzaan Engineer, Co-founder and Chairman of Cytecare Hospitals, Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman, Biocon, Academician Dr Gururaj Karajagi, Director of Academy of Creative Teaching, Vasanthi Hariprakash, founder of Pickle Jar Media and Former IGP Gopal Hosur. The upcoming instalments will bring in another set of incredible speakers like Dr Suma Sudhindra, a classical musician and a foremost exponent of Veena in her generation of musicians and Mr. Ramanujam.
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