I was born in a small village called Gorur in Hassan district of Karnataka. My father was a poor school teacher and a farmer as well. I went to a Kannada-medium school till Class V after which I was selected at the Sainik School in Bijapur which had just been set up to cater to students in Karnataka. Incidentally, I failed the first time I appeared for the entrance exam as the paper was in English of which I did not know a word. My headmaster, however, was a very determined man and he wrote to the defence ministry asking them how they hoped to recruit boys from villages in South India if the paper was held in English and not in their mother tongue. I was able to appear again for the exam, this time in Kannada and that's how I got selected.Gee, that's a humble beginning, and you've scored a point on that for those looking for Lok Sabha candidates with humble beginnings. We were looking for what you did or are planning to do about the situation you've described above, and yes, we were disappointed.
Captian-avare, does it need to be humble to know only Kannada in Kannada's own land? What's your plan to improve education in the Kannada medium? What's your plan to make central govt. institutions have Kannada as the default language for anything in Karnataka? What's your plan to make sure your fellow Kannadigas don't suffer because of not having headmasters like yours (or even any headmaster)? What do you plan to do about those headmasters in CBSE and ICSE and I*SE schools today who don't even recognize that they're teaching in Karnataka which speaks a language called Kannada?
Don't you see Karnataka "crying out for change"? We mean - the state you're planning to represent?