When cartoons make a call to ‘save nature’!

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jun 2018 09:37:20


Staff Reporter,

Adding the touch of humour with a message to ‘Save Nature’, local artists presented a special two-day cartoon exhibition to mark the World Environment Day at SCZCC premises on Tuesday.
Organised by Cartoon Katta and South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), this is the first such exhibition being held in Nagpur to spread awareness about nature conservation and ill-affects of exploitation of environment with the help of cartoons.

All artists expressed their pain and anguish towards society for exploitation of nature by their cartoons that are enough for a layman to understand the artist’s feelings.
Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Sancheti was the chief guest of the inaugural function. Sancheti got surprised when a budding artist Vijay Raut presented him a painting which he painted instantly during the programme and gifted it to the chief guest.

Sancheti appreciated the efforts of the organising team and the artists who are presenting the international issue in form of their cartoons.
Nishant Gandhi, Member, VANRAI, Dr Deepak Khirwadkar, Director, SCZCC, Vijay Limaye, President, Eco-friendly Living Foundation, Dr Sachin Devkar, President, JCI Nagpur Medico, Girdhari Mantri, Chairman, CSR Forum and Ghanshyam Deshmukh, Cartoonist also shared the dais during the programme.

All guests and audiences appreciated the lively cartoons that are pointing the issue of nature in the exhibition. Cartoons explained many aspects like cutting of trees, global warming, soil erosion, industrialisation, no toilets, water pollution, air pollution, use of plastic bags, deforestation, increasing use of solar energy, garbage segregation, etc.

Ghanshyam Deshmukh, a participating artist explained that every one talking about smoking is injurious for health but on other side the Government ignoring the air pollution that causing due to industrialisation.

Hariom Tiwari, another artist described the importance of tiger conservation for the eco-system and the ill-effects of this endangered species. He also explained that animals are aware of the importance of trees in their life, however we human are destroying it in the name of development.

Vinay Chanekar, explained the harmful outcome of plastic bags that are consumed by cattle. He also presented a message to avoid the use of plastic bags in our daily life.
Artists who are exhibiting their cartoons during the event were also felicitated at the hands of the chief guest. In this two-day event, plantation drive, discussion session and lecture series will be organised to mark the event.