India CSR organizes world’s first CSR Cartoon Exhibition in Mumbai at Leadership Summit 

It was pan India cartoon competition with a special focus on eliciting thoughts and expressions on Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainability and other social development areas.

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Rusen Kumar, CSR in India, CSR Cartoon
First Prize Winner CSR Cartoon by Sudhir Vijay Pagare, Mumbai: Copy Right: Cartoon Watch & India CSR Network

MUMBAI: India CSR Network, the CSR watchdog in India, in collaboration with the Cartoon Watch, India’s only cartoon magazine organized a cartoon exhibition themed ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ during India CSR Leadership Summit & Awards at Mumbai on May 26, 2017.

The cartoons showcased the unique style of each artist and were exhibited in separate panels. The light-hearted cartoons and caricatures emanated unrestrained humour and mockery. Through these cartoons, the art-lovers came to acknowledge the artists’ sensibility in expressing their standpoints on Corporate Social Responsibility in contemporary India. The visitors smiled and moved from one cartoon to another. The CSR cartoons were simple, aimed at CSR trends in India. The cartoons depicted varied aspects centered around human life, environment and corporate responsibility.

List of Winners of Cartoon Competition:

1. First Prize – Sudhir Vijay Pagare, Mumbai
2. Second Prize – Raghupati Shringeri, Bangalore
3. Thrid Prize –  Manoj Chopra, Jammu
4. Special Prize – Sabbir Husain, Hyderabad
5. Speical Prize – Aswini Abni, Orissa
6. Special Prize – Hada, Jaipur
7. Special Prize – Hari, Vishakhapatnam
8. Special Prize – Nagnath, Bangalore
9. Special Prize – Prashant Jain, Raipur
10. Special Prize – B. V. Panduranga Rao, Bangalore
11. Special Prize – Varchaswi, Hyderabad
12. Special Prize – Virendra Ogle, Bhilai
13. Special Prize – K.K. Valluri, Hyderabad

The best cartoons were awarded with cash prizes.

Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor, India CSR Network said, “We can communicate a lot through cartoons and thus resolute to organize this exhibition with the support of cartoon magazine. This exhibition was major attraction of Summit as cartoons associates with humor, happiness and fun, and can serve to relax the audiences in the summit.”

Sudhir Vijay Pagare, Mumbai, Akbar Khan and Triambak Sharma (L to R)
Sudhir Vijay Pagare, Mumbai, Akbar Khan and Triambak Sharma (L to R)

On this occasion, Triambak Sharma, Renowned Cartoonist and Editor of Cartoon Watch said, “Cartoon is the most effective tool of communication and the best medium to create awareness. We received great response from cartoonists.”

Rusen Kumar further added, “My mission is to use cartoon for constructive communication to communicate great things at Summit. We believe that cartoons can play important role in creating awareness on Corporate Social Responsibility and its related issues and behavior change for betterment of society. Cartoon exhibition to add values to the achieve summit goal.”

First Prize winner Sudhir Vijay Pagare, Mumbai is being awarded by Rusen Kumar and Triambak Sharma in the presence of Akbar Khan, Great Actor and Producer
First Prize winner Sudhir Vijay Pagare, Mumbai is being awarded by Rusen Kumar and Triambak Sharma in the presence of Akbar Khan, Great Actor and Producer

CSR has become a key benchmark of corporate performance and has emerged as one of the most dynamic fields nowadays in India and across the world.

Meeting some standards in CSR is a mandatory requirement for certain sizes of companies in India with special reference to the Companies Act, 2013.

CSR enhances reputation, builds positive bridges to the communities, benefits customers and the public at large and in doing so, affects the planet, people and profits. And, nothing sustains without effective and efficient leadership.

India CSR Cartoon Award 2nd Prize Winning Cartoon by Raghupati Shringeri, Banglore. Copy Right India CSR Network.

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