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Natrang organises ‘World Cartoonist Day’ at Kala Kendra Jammu

Jammu 5th May, 2024 : World Cartoonist Day was celebrated here today by Natrang at Kala Kendra, Jammu featuring the son of the soil Internationally acclaimed cartoonist Chander Shekhar.
The honours were done by Triambak Sharma, Editor Cartoon Watch by inaugurating this exclusive exhibition. Triambak Sharma came all the way from Raipur (Chattisgarh) to attend this world event in jammu. He was joined by Sunil Mehta Ex IG BSF. Earlier the host of the event Natrang Director Balwant Thakur informed that May 5th is National Cartoonist Day, a world-wide celebration of cartoonists and their work. The National Cartoonist Society declared the date in the 1990s to promote support for the cartooning industry, and to recognize the impact they have had on society. Chandrashekhar-a pride of Jammu who is credited for bringing Jammu in the International lime-light through his creative endeavours made it possible that Jammu gets this global recognition by holding this event in the city.
A record number of 64 (Sixty-Four) caricatures by Chanderashekhar featured in this mind blowing exhibition featuring the prominent personalities of Jammu including Dr. Karan Singh ji,  Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha ji, eminent film-maker and writer Ved Rahi, well known painter Suman  Gupta ji, prominent singer Jitendra Singh, , Doctor JP Singh ji, former Jammu Doordarshan director Dr. Naseeb Singh Manhas, Pradeep Dutta ji of Times Now, Natrang Director Balwant Thakur, Rakesh Anand, Abhimanyu Sharma, Israar Khan, Sandhya Gupta, Tarun Uppal, Pawan Sharma, Suriender Sharma, Neeraj Rohmetra, Harbans Nagagokey, Mohan Singh, Rohit Shastri, Prakash Premi, Rakesh Singh Jamwal, Uttam Singh Uttam, Gaurav Gupta, Kripal Singh, Raman Bhalla, Kuvender Gupta, Vivek Suri, Sanjeev Gupta, Ajay Khajuria, Ravinder Raina, lalit Magotra, Pushpendra Kulsrestha, Shamsher Singh Charak, Praveen Sharma, Umraan Mallik, Junaid Hashmi, Harshvardhan, Sunny Dua, R J Raunak, Trimbak Sharma, Rakesh Badyal, Rajeshwar Singh Raju, Naresh Kumar, Indraj Singh, Brij Mohan, Ashish Kohli, Dr Vikas Padha, Romalo Ram, Deepak Khajuria, Rakesh Sharma, Aziz Hajani and many others. Shekhar Cartoonist, who has achieved his position in the world of cartoons for the last 30 years has the credit of having organised and participated in many national and international exhibitions in India and abroad.  This is the first time that different prominent personalities of Jammu have been depicted in cartoons through their caricatures. Chandershekhar has the plans to travel with this exhibition to various other parts of the region and desired the civil society to come forward and support his endeavours.
Prominent figures who attended this world event included Javaid Rahi, Secretary Kala Kendra Society, Ajay Khajuria, Suman Gupta, Satish Chalotra, Naseeb Singh, Shamsher Singh Charak, Tarun Uppal, Rajeev Luthra, Rakesh Sharma, Rajeshwar Singh Raju, Kripal Singh, Suresh Sharma,  Manoj Chopra and Sandhya Gupta.