Jammu, June 11: International Exhibition of cartoons a tribute to RK Laxman was organized in Lawrence Public School. In the exhibition Eighty-five creations of top cartoonists were under display. The exhibition was inaugurated by Chairman, Lawrence Public School, Wg Cdr M.M Joshi along with noted cartoonist Mr. Chander Shekhar. Students from various classes witnessed the exhibition & asked questions about the cartoons from the noted cartoonist.
Noted cartoonist Mr. Chander Shekhar informed the students that R.K. Laxman who was considered as one of the world’s greatest cartoonists, was an institution in himself, indisputably the uncrowned conscience keeper of the nation. No politician or minister, however high or mighty, escaped his pointed satire, conveyed through a few deft strokes of his brush, especially if they committed an act of impropriety or indiscretion. Laxman’s ‘common man’, who graced the front pages of The Times of India for more than five decades, under “You Said It” acquired an iconic stature of its own. These pocket cartoons not only conveyed the pulse of a nation, but also unfailingly delivered powerful messages.
The cartoonists whose works are under display include Rasipuram Krishnaswami Laxman (R.K.Laxman), Ashok Adepal (Ahmadabad), Ajit Narayan (Kerala), Ahmed Samir Farid (Egypt), Arifur Rehman (Bangladesh), Bashir Ahmed Bashir (J&K), Bhoopathi Tuniki (Telangaana), Bharat Jagtap (Karnataka), Chander Shekhar (J&K), Dr. Aslam Shaikh (Maharashtra), Hari Krishna (Karnataka), Jasbir Virk (Punjab), Jayaraj Vellur (Andra Pradesh), Khalil Zitouni (Algeria), Kathiravan (Tamil Nadu), Kaak (Delhi), Mikail Aziz (West Bengal), Mehboob Raja (Jharkhand), Manoj Chopra (J&K), Manoj Kureel (Delhi), Madhusudan Kr. Lal (Delhi), Manoj Sinha (Haryana), Manas Maisnam (Manipur), Manish (J&K), Milind Ranade (USA), Nigar Nazar (Pakistan), Nishant Hota (Chhattisgarh), Nirjhar Som, Omar Seddek Mostafa (Egypt), Prabhakar Parshuram Wairkar (Maharashtra), Rethish Ravi (Kerala), Raj Bhagat (J&K), Roma Bahl (Delhi), Rajeendra Kumar (Kerala), Shekher Gurera (Delhi), Sham Jagota (Delhi), Shah Tariq (J&K), Sagar Kumar (Chhattisgarh), Shivan Raj (Kerala), Shanker Pamarthy (Andra Pradesh), Tamer Youssef Abou Soliman (Egypt), Tanmaya Tyagi (Delhi), Triambak Sharma (Chhattisgarh), Tyg Menon (Kerala) and Wesam Khalil (Egypt)
Mrs. Shakuntla Joshi, Founder Principal thanked Mr. Chander Shekhar & the organizers for organizing the exhibition & providing valuable information about the Worlds greatest cartoonist.