Mangalore, Dec 3: The Karavali Yuva Sinchana, Vanya Charana Balaga and Orchid Art Gallery jointly organized a special cartoon exhibition on the theme ‘Save Netravati’ at Orchid Art Gallery, Balmatta on Monday December 2.
H. Shantaraj Ithala, president of Suhasam, Udupi inaugurated the exhibition. William Pais of Orchid Art Gallery compered the event.
Speaking after inaugurating the art expo H Shantaraj said it is laudable to see cartoons being used as medium to spread awareness on Netravati river diversion. “The government has been playing with the Western Ghats and we need to fight against it,” he said.
Niranjan Rai, President of the Netravati River Diversion Opposition Committee, Uppinangadi, said that “The people of Dakshina Kannada don’t react whether they are given something or not, hence political leaders are misusing the good nature of the people of this district. There is also a need to spread awareness in schools and colleges in this regard,” he said.
Artist Dinesh Holla said the exhibition will have a showing in Puttur, while also featuring prominently in the Kalamela to be held at Kadri Park on December 14 and 15. “More than listening to lectures, people will understand the importance of the project through these cartoons,” he said.
Harini, Satish Acharya, John Chandran, Jeevan, Amruth Vittal, Dinesh Kukkujadka, Yathi Siddakatte, and Uday Vittal contributed to the exhibition. The exhibition will be open till December 4 at the Orchid Art Gallery, Balmatta.