My school days – K. S. Eshwarappa, Former Deputy Chief Minister, Karnataka
I was born in a very poor family. But my mother and father were very much interested to give me an
education. Actually, I was not at all very intelligent. It was only by force I went to school and to college also.
My school and college years were a golden period of my life. I had several good friends and teachers.
I remember one close friend – Nagaraj, unfortunately he is no more now. There was one principal Srinivas Murthy. There was Gurumurthy Shetty a lecturer. All these people shaped my life during my education years.
It was only because of my friends at National Commerce College, Shimoga, I contested the Shimoga student union election at that time.
This gave me the first exposure to leadership. Afterwards I joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. They moulded my leadership abilities and gave me a nationalist ideology.
Looking back, I feel my school and college years have definitely helped me. My friends, teachers and people I interacted with taught me how to lead my life in the public. When I look at the present day school system I find it very mechanical. Early morning they wake up, they directly go to school and in the evening they come home to study and sleep. This is very mechanical. There is not much varied activity in children’s life today.
Wikipedia profile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._S._Eshwarappa
As told to Kartik Isvarmurti
India School News