Love for law & order: My Life My Passion – Vinod Kumar Pandey

Shri Vinod Kumar Pandey enthralled the young audience with anecdotes from his life and shared his passion.


He started the session by asking the youngsters “What is life? Who do we owe our life to?”He said that parents are God for each of us, and we owe everything to them and must take care of them. He said that he got this advice from a saint when he was young. The saint said that if we pray to God for our parents’ well being, we will be happy, and so will our parents, since our parents always care about the children’s happiness. He went on to talk about passion and explained that for each of us, our interest develops in a direction and it drives us. That becomes our passion and makes us love our life. Passion, however, is demanding, it will force us to work very hard, and make us devote our energies. Therefore decide what you want to become early in life. He said that even animals and insects are passionate and love their lives. Passion can also be for one’s well being. He gave an example of his father who was born in a poor farmer’s family and was passionate about getting an education and improving his standard of living, that made him work hard and get to a good position in life. He learnt honesty, dedication, punctuality and work ethics from his father.



He then went on to explain his journey after joining the Police Force. He spoke about the training period which was rigorous, and at high temperatures. During the difficult phases, he spoke about how he kept going considering his family situations. After passing the training he was placed in different positions, but he was not happy with the work profile. He later applied to CBI and got selected. His first assignment was the Bokaro Steel Plant theft case, which was a challenging case, that many officers refused to handle. He explained how he solved this case through perseverance and strategic investigation. He said, “When you are passionate about your job, we can handle people who threaten or lure you”. He went on to give interesting anecdotes from his other case, the JMM bribery case. He explained how he surrendered to Lord Hanuman to help him solve the case whenever things became tough. He enthralled the audience with his adventures and how he overcame difficulties through honesty, intelligence and determination.

He kept the campers enthralled with how he solved different cases, how he overcame difficulties and fear many times. His devotion to Hanumanji helped him in such situations. His passion for solving his cases was evident from his talks. He said that despite reaching top positions he has the drive to do more. He advised students that one must be fearless, honest, dedicated, work hard and be punctual and sincere. He said that he was not even thinking about his family when solving such cases. He reminisced about his long hours at work and how he did not even realize that his baby boy had started sitting. Such was his dedication to his work. His wife who is also in the police force was supportive and understanding. The students were inspired by his life and passion.



I really learnt to be brave. – Pankajam T

His adventurous stories of CBI investigations were mesmerizing. -Adithya Kartha C B

I learnt the importance of our own strict rules, sincerity and dedication towards our goal. -Gayathri Narasimhan

His experience taught me a lot about following our own dharma and not others’. –Devika Vinod

The real respectful and fearless man who inspired me to live and look at the world in a different way. -Ananya G

It is not that a farmer’s son should become a farmer. We should do what we like. -Dhanushree Ramakrishna

He gave me the most important lesson- that is to do our dharma and the right thing, we must not back down or be afraid. We need to be honest, punctual and disciplined. -Kushagrika Marwaha

The amazing narration had me on the edge of my seat. His life is one that should truly be admired. -Anirudhan Menon

I liked the things which made his life a miracle. -Buvana Varthani

I thought he was the new Sherlock Holmes. –Sachin Kurup

His life story was like a James Bond film. It was very interesting and thrilling. -Radhesyam Raghav K R

It was inspiring to hear his journey. Listening to his stories made me want to face fears in life and to be punctual, diplomatic and hard working. -Radha S Navada

I learnt that we should have the grace of elders which is the main source of success. -Pramarsha B S

Through his life experience, he told us how to be bold, disciplined, honest and punctual in our life. -Shama Chandrasekhar Sankole

Helped me understand that we have to be brave and follow our path whatever happens. We should stand up against people who are doing adharma and work selflessly for the society. -Anand

The real game of life in which he could do his dharma was a good example to me towards patriotism and upholding dharma. -PM Dharsshan

His investigation technique was very amazing. The investigation experience he shared with us was mind-blowing. -Amruth Ganesh Jm 

He taught us the way to deal with people and his ideas of catching the culprits were very good which would make anyone inspire. -Anupama K Patil

The very definition of a patriotic Indian. His dexterity and agility have to be inculcated in every little child. -Aditya R

I have learnt that I have to have the dedication to reach my passion or goal. -Sushma K M

I am really glad to hear about the stories from the real heroes of our country. -G Kirtana


My Life, My Passion: Love for Law & Order -Sundari Nanda IPS

On June 3rd 2013 Sundari Nanda I.P.S, interacted with the students during the My Life, My Passion session. Her key message to the campers was to hold their faith and believe in the divine power. She said that faith is the most valuable thing in life. She emphasized the need to have a clear goal in life and to face every obstacle in life as a challenge, and challenge oneself. She added that one must be ready to turn the threats and obstacles into fertilizers for success. She encouraged the audience saying the Amma will guide everyone from within.


Have faith in the God. Follow the Dharma. Love and be happy in everything you do.
– Aswathi T.S.

She made us feel that difficulties are common in the path to achieving the goal but can be overcome if it is faced as a challenge.
– Pranav.S

The investigator was so good. She fought for our nation.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

She shared a good but challenging experience with us. Especially girls will be inspired as she has faced many challenges being a lady.
– Amritasindhu M

I got a good inspiration from her. She is one of the most courageous person I’ve met. Learnt how to be bold in taking decisions in life.
– Thiru Rama Krishnan.T

She lives according to the Gita.
– Prabuvignesh.S


Inspiration beyond anything and taught us to choose between what is right and what is wrong. She stood for justice and it was knowledgeable.
– N.Vasudevan

Her life inspired me. The riskier the life more is the happiness you get out of it.
– Jayadev H R

If we have a will, nothing will stop us from doing good work.
– Mopuri Saitheja

I was inspired by her concern towards the duty and the work. Very nice.
– Miryala.Akhil Bharadwaj Maharaj

Incredible! I felt like listening to a crime thriller. But this is so real, her own life. “Have faith in self and never, never, never give it up”, this is what I can say briefly.
– Aiswarya.P.L

By her speech, I really came to know how women should be brave and accept whatever situation comes to us and never give up at any time.
– J.Priyadharshini

A woman in a profession perceived to be MALE DOMINATED, immediately instilled confidence in me. Her thrilling stories reminded me of James Bond movies. Don’t limit your challenges but challenge your limits is now perfectly glued within me.
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

She taught me, that with courage we can win over any challenge no matter what the task is.
– Neeraja Valsan

Very Dynamic. A true hero. If you are true, honest and follow your Dharma then Lord is always there to protect you!
– Prarthana Shedge

Wow wow wow, what a brave woman. She is my inspiration.
– Arun Prasath B

I learned more about the world from her talk.
– Ruxana .V.P

The session helped me to become more courageous. Now I think I am ready to face any challenges.
– Saranya.

I thought I was watching an action thriller! Felt so proud, so proud of that wonderful Indian lady.
– Geethanjali. V. S

Inspirational. Courageous. Humble.
– Akhila A

The roaring lioness sitting humbly and simply in front of us, it was great. But got to know some rare facts, and how to get over tough challenges in our career.
– Aswathi Krishna R.L

After attending her session the trust in the Indian penal code and the police officers was re-installed in me.:)
– Anjali Anil

Ma’am, You are still feared as an Officer free of corruption and by criminals but you amazed me by showing so much love and care to us. Your humility was really an eye-opener for me. You showed me the power of conviction and dedication to one’s duty. Thank you so much.
– Arjun C B

Sundariji’s session was also amazing. She found inspiration in facing troubles and threats, hold on to faith in God and that Dharma will prevail.
– Sujith Paliath Shaju

Great courageous lady and is an inspiration to the society.
– Dilip Kumar.B

Ms.Sundari Nanda is a real life hero who is never afraid to stand against wrongdoings. Hats off to her courage:)
– Nishanth Bhat K

I picked up one quality from her that is “never give up”.
– Koushik K K S

I learned that whenever other than Dharma forces to do any action, in any circumstances, we have to follow Dharma, it leads to victory.
– Ram Prasath V R

Brave!. Never met such a brave personality in my life. I decided to fear nothing for reaching my goal.
– Prashanth S

I learnt about honesty and loyalty.
– Divyaprasaath S

If we have willpower nothing can stop us. I was inspired a lot.
– Sreeragh

A dynamic and moving person who stood her ground when all odds were against her. A person who is a unique blend of motherly love and fatherly sternness. Wonderful to have had a chance to meet you, mam.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

Her courage and her dedication towards god made me feel amazed.
– Balakrishnaveni.A

I had wondered about such officers, how could they be so dedicated to serving when they and their family could be in danger. She revealed to us how that could be possible- with a complete sense of duty and surrender to God. I would try my maximum to do the same.
– Gayathri P.S

Is really an inspiration for the youth and especially for the girls. A brave and courageous woman who loves accepting challenges. I was truly amazed by her personality. Awesome session.
– Anjani Kumar Pathak

My Life, Passion: Love for the Law and Order – Sundari Nanda IPS

Sundari Nanda I.P.S,  gave a motivational talk to the campers. She advised the campers to have full faith in God, and be brave and face challenges. Through anecdotes from her life, she taught them not to turn a deaf ear and be blind when public issues need to be tackled. She explained that one can reach his/her goals in life if he/she has determination and passion. Listening to intuition is important.


A police for the people. – A.T Amirtha devi

She inspired me a lot because she is brave, courage and was taking right decision. – Inesh Abisha S

She is the best police officer and she gave many advices. It is very useful to us. – J.Selva Tamil Udayan

She is a role model of all. – M.Chithambaresh

She is a police officer who is honest. – S. Deepak Kumar

She is a brave woman who wants to maintain law. – R. Kowsanth Kalidas

One of the best sessions of the camp. She is an example for today’s youth. Her courage and endurance greatly inspired me. – Chitkala S

A very inspiring session. I want to be like her. – Varija V

The IPS officer taught how to believe in ourselves. – Amrutha Ramakrishna

Her life and her words inspired me a lot. – Divya.R

A born lady, who can make impossible possible. – A.Sivaramakrishnan

She followed what the mind told her and this inspired me. I liked the message and awareness she gave me. – S.Prem Santhosh

Her speech was amazing. She has always had faith and that helped her throughout her life. She believed in her faith. – Rishika Rajkumar

I say she was born to lead. – P. Anandh Krishna

She was a very bold personality. – Hrishikesh. G. Menon

A very judicial police officer – Amrtya Rajkumar

This aunty was really an inspirational figure for the girls because she made them believe anything is possible, even being a lady IPS officer. – Madhav Govind

I have not ever seen such a courageous lady in my life. And I will be surely courageous like her. – K Gayathri

I will fix a goal like her and lead a happy life. – S. Atchaya

To succeed in her life she challenged herself and she had full confidence and faith in herself. – G. Preethi

A very brave woman and she inspired me to be very courageous. – S.T.Aadithya Narayanan

She is a very brave and courageous woman and I got inspired by her very much. – Anoosha M. Bhadauria

She was an amazing woman. I really liked the way she spoke to us. Her talk was really inspiring and I love her answer as to why she is happy. – Vaishnavi G

What a determination and faith – understood woman power. – Shivankari. P. R

She doesn’t look like an IPS. It made me to join in police department. Her speech made me so upset. – P.Palani Pushpam

Her hard work and bravery are 2 important values which inspired me a lot. – Greeshma P

She was a good IPS officer. When we see unrighteousness we should never support that. – Athmika Prajesh

She was very bold to face anything. – Namitha J. Shenoy

She was a brave IPS officer who encountered many incidents in her life and is happy because she wants to be happy. – Shantanu Sriranjan.B

She taught us how faith can help us. – Akash P Rajan

She is a role model for every one. – P. Mukundh Krishna

It helps to be more brave, we can tackle problems as we are informed about it earlier. She serves as an inspiration for me. – Rahul.C.M

She told us about the many challenges that she faced when she was an I.P.S. She worked very hard to save a child of an 8 year old. – Amrita S

I think we were very lucky to interact with her. It was a great experience. – Ramakrishnan P S

Her speech made me to say that “She is one of the most brave and talented person in the world.”. She teaches us to solve problems and she helps us to control fear. – P.Surat Kumar

I like brave women. She is an I.P.S officer and she told her views about how the world has been changed. I loved her speech very much. – R.Saranya

Cooperative and awesome IPS. She created an awareness about what was the present situation in the world and country. – M. KOUSALYA

A brave lady. She also told about a lot of problems in the society nowadays and made us have a good awareness about all those. – K.Jayapreethi

She is a very brave police officer, who stands for justice. – J.S Nandhitha Sree

Her bravery and attitude proved her to be an IPS. We also got to know some safety measures in her session. – K.Adhithy

It was good to have an IPS amongst the crowd. She did give us awareness about the society. – Mrinalini Ashok

I wanted to be an IPS and she has given me so many examples and that shows that being an IPS is something really big and risky. – K.S.Amrita

She was an IPS officer. She told us how to face the problems in the society especially for girls. It gave us the alertness. – M.Rithikaa

Sundari nanda is an I.P.S officer. She has faith in herself. Because of her faith she escaped from many problems. – M.S.Yazhini

Sundari Nanda mam is indeed a great inspiration for today’s girls. Her braveness, confidence and her supreme faith in God inspired me very much. And her quality to balance both sorrow and happiness inspires the most. – G. Sathiyapriya

As an I.P.S officer she discussed about her life and the challenges she faced. – S.Abitha Shree

I liked her courage very much and i learned few things in that session. I liked her interaction with students. – Sangeetha.M.T

My ambition is to become an IPS or IAS officer. She taught me how to work sincerely. – K.R. Dhanush

She was a woman who did not tolerate any injustice done when she was there. – B. Pavitra

She inspired me because she had faith in God. – S.Sabarinath

An inspiring police officer and a woman who speaks everything frankly. If all the police officers were like her there would be no problems in our country. – K.S.Megha

She has got many awards in her life and I think many awards are waiting for her. She is a sincere worker. Her patriotic feeling for this country is known in her speech, I salute her as a citizen. – S.Aishwarya

The IPS who gave us confidence how to handle the problems, which come to us. – Yamini Vijayakumar

She is an IPS officer who had very much faith in her, which saved her life many times. – Chaaran.A

We were first amazed to see a policewoman who was going to lecture us. And we came to know about things which the society thought as bad and did not create awareness among the young, thinking they will be spoiled. But getting spoiled without the knowledge is more dangerous. If they had the knowledge, at least in future they might change. – Srinath. S

As a woman she is serving our country. I was inspired by her. – Hari Chandhana Varma