Funny sketches at an exhibition drive home the message on environment. Inaugurating the exhibition, Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G.S.N. Raju said that control over temperature was the most important thing today, and every individual should contribute to achieve it.

It is said that visual media, be it a photograph or a painting, speak a thousand words. And, when it comes to cartoons, the impact is even more forceful, as the funny sketches drive the nail hard and fast and message is instantaneous.

The three-day cartoon exhibition that was inaugurated on Thursday at Visakha Museum on the World Environment Day, gives a holistic message on environment conservation.

A cartoon by Rabia al Aridi of Syria depicting the earth crumbling through an hourglass says is all about global warming and environment degradation. Similarly, a cartoon by Rana Pranit Himanshu of Rajkot showing a classroom with children and the teacher wearing oxygen masks and studying about atmosphere and cartoon by Mohafuz Ali of Ahmedabad portraying Bus Rapid Transport System as Boat Rapid Transport System, clearly gives the message, where the world is heading to.

The cartoon exhibition was organised by Association of British Scholars (ABS) in association with the British Council. The cartoons exhibited were from a contest on climate change organised by British Council in 2010. ABS also exhibited nine award-winning short films on climate change.

V-C’s call

Inaugurating the exhibition, Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G.S.N. Raju said that control over temperature was the most important thing today, and every individual should contribute to achieve it.

He also pointed out that awareness on environment conservation was another important factor. “The permissible limit of electromagnetic wave is 0.10 watts, but on the contrary a cell tower emits about 20 watts,” he said.

Dr. Raju pointed out that one should work towards minimising the use of cell phones, television, radars, FM radios, computer monitors, vehicles, as all contribute towards global warming.

Museum curator and ABS member M.N.A. Patrudu, ABS former president R.V. Rama Rao and treasurer Raghava Rao were present.

More In: Visakhapatnam