- Tamil Nadu government appointed C Silendra Babu as the state’s DGP
- Current DGP JK Tripathi is retiring on June 30
- Silendra Babu has the image of a brilliant athlete and cyclist
- Babu has cycled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in 2017
The Tamil Nadu government has appointed 1987 batch IPS officer C. Sylendra Babu as the Director General of Police (DGP) of the state. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday shortlisted the names of C. Silendra Babu, Karan Singha (1987 batch) and Sanjeev Arora (1988 batch). Chief Minister M.K. Stalin announced the name of C. Silendra Babu.
The current DGP JK Tripathi is retiring on June 30. Silendra Babu will take charge of DGP from July 1. Silendra Babu was earlier posted as DG of GRP. Apart from this, he has also been the director of Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Service.
Silendra Babu is a brilliant athlete as well as a flamboyant police officer
Apart from the police career, senior IPS Silendra Babu has the image of a brilliant athlete and cyclist. Babu has been the manager of the Indian National Athletics team in many international events. Apart from this, he was the chief observer of the Indian athletics contingent at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Babu has also been the President of Throwball Federation of India. He has participated in many marathons of 10 km.
Measured from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on cycle in 32 days
During his tenure as the President of Coimbatore Rifle Club in the year 2010-11, he worked to open rifle clubs in many schools of Tamil Nadu. During his time as ADG Coastal Security, Babu cycled 700 kms from Chennai to Kanyakumari. Not only this, in the year 2017 under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of the Central Government, he cycled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. He completed this campaign in 32 days.
Advice to people, if you want to stay fit, then ride a bicycle
C. Silendra Babu considers cycling to be a great exercise and sport. On several occasions, he has been appealing to the people to use bicycles for carrying out their day-to-day tasks. He said, ‘Cycling is a complete exercise in itself. Every Indian citizen who wants to be physically and mentally fit should make cycling a part of his life.