Monday, July 9, 2012

Inspired by his father : Young Pradip Chandren from Tamil Nadu, An IPS officer in the making

Name: M J Pradip Chandren
Date of Birth: 23/09/1985

I was born in Tiruvanamalai district of Tamil Nadu. My father, M Jeychandren, who hails from a humble family from a hamlet near Thanjavur, toiled against the odds and cleared the Civil Services examination. My mother Chitra is a housewife. I was raised in Chennai in a middle class family.
After completing my 12th standard, I was lucky to get into a premier institution – Hindustan College of Engineering and that too in the course of my choice- Mechanical Engineering. My time in Hindustan’s sprawling campus has left an indelible impression in my life. It was here that I learnt life’s most valuable lessons, faced my very first challenges, and found my lifelong buddies. Four years rolled on, and when I passed out in 2006, I was ready to face the world, ready to toil and succeed. Right out of college I had set my goal in aiming for the top civil services of the country. My father, who was an IRAS officer, has been my primary inspiration. Having grown up seeing my father and his colleagues living the bureaucratic life, I was determined to make it into the very same elite club. Though I was successful in my very first attempt and appeared for the final interview I had missed the final tally by a whisker. My parents and my younger sister Divya were a constant source of support and they encouraged me to never give up on my dreams. With unrelenting efforts, support from family and encouragement from my friends, I have been  successful in making it to IAS/IPS in the 2011 edition of the Civil Services examination. Tomorrow, when I embark on my Civil Service career after my ensuing training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy, Mussorie, I shall definitely carry the fond memories of my Hindustan days, knowledge and wisdom imparted to me by my professors and cherish them forever.

Mr.Ashok Verghese (Director-Hindustan University) congratulating Mr.Pradip Chandren(on the right facing us) 


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