Shri. Prataprao Pawar, Chairman, Sakal Media Group along with Mr. Abhijit Pawar, Managing Director were present and accepted the greetings and good wishes of the people. The other top officials of the group, including Mr. Shriram Pawar, Chief Editor were also present.
The list of prominent personalities who attended the celebration included Mr. Girish Bapat, Guardian Minister, Pune; Mr. Vijay Shivtare, State Irrigation Minister; Mr. Dilip Kamble, State Minister of Social Justice; Mr. Dattatraya Dhankawade, Mayor; Mr. KK Pathak, Pune Police Commissioner; Mr. Kunal Kumar, Pune Municipal Corporation Commissioner; Mrs. Ashwini Kadam, Chairman of standing committee, PMC; Mr. S Chockalingam, Pune Divisional Commissioner; Mr. Mahesh Zagade, Chief Executive Officer, Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority; Mr. Anil Shirole, Pune Lok Sabha member; Mr. Aba Bagul, Deputy Mayor; and city presidents of various political parties among others.
Over the years, Sakal has carved a niche for itself among its readers for its great tradition and credibility. Apart from providing healthy news and views, Sakal has also been active in various social activities.
It has started Tanishka Foundation and Young Inspirators Network (YIN) which has spread its wings in the entire state. These initiatives have drawn praises from various quarters.