Event Details

The Pune Festival that signifies Music, Dance, Drama, Arts, Sports & Culture celebrated completion of its 20 glorious years at Pune. The event was conducted from 5th Sept to 14th Sept 08. The main attraction of the festival was concert by Daler Mehandi on 9th September 2008.

Vikramjit Singh Sahney, dynamic International President of World Punjabi Organisation and Corporate President, Sun Group, graced the occasion (Daler Mehandi night) as chief guest with his presence. He was all praise for the “Festive Pune” and lauded the role played by “Punekars” in making Maharashtra the most fast developing state in India.

While speaking on the occasion, Vikramjit ji paid glowing tribute to great warriors and patriots like Chhatrapati Shivaji, Lokmanya Tilak and others. He compared the heroic feats of Shivaji in fighting the Mughals with that of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He described both Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Chatrapati Shivaji as born soldiers, valiant warriors with exceptional military genius, one from the land of Marathas and the other from Punjab. “These were the rare gems of India who gave complete resilience to enemy and fought brilliantly to defend sovereignty. In military prudence and the art of conquest both Sher-e-Punjab and Maratha warrior Shivaji were supreme", he expressed.