Sakal Shopping FestivalPune city is famous for shopping locations. It is more fun since it is a place of diversified cultures and this fact also influences the market in the city. Shopping has a wider definition in Pune. The local markets like MG Road, Chor Bazaar are equally important as that of shopping malls like S Mall, Inorbit Mall, Phoenix Market city, etc. The products present in these places are superlative in terms of quality, trend and style. The best part of these places is the fact that one can find anything and everything in these markets. Be it handicraft items, clothes, accessories, jewelleries, electronic goods and even latest model of fancy gazettes. In other words it is a shopper’s paradise. However, recently the shopping experiences are further enriched by the initiation of Pune Shopping Festival or Sakal Shopping Festival.
Organizers of Sakal Shopping Festival
Sakaal Media Group is one of the pioneer firms which hold the publication of Sakaal Times, a Marathi daily, which holds a rank among the top 10 language dailies in the country. The firm has newspapers, magazines, e paper and internet publishing which altogether makes it much popular among several cities. The group has immense involvement and it organizes events related to education, business, travel, agriculture and many others. Sakal Shopping Festival is one such initiative of the Sakal group to cater the shopping instincts of all.
Time Span of Sakal Shopping Festival
Sakal Shopping Festival is essentially for the shopaholics and what is the best than to organize an event before a festival in India. Keeping this in mind the Shopping Festival is organized every year before Diwali. Diwali is one of the most important festivals irrespective of caste and creed. And that is why huge crowd gathers in this festival spending their heart out and buying whatever they wish for. The climate in Pune around this time of the year is extremely pleasant, making the shopping experience in Pune more soothing and exciting. The festive mood encourages enthusiastic shoppers and makes the event more joyful.
Products at Sakal Shopping Festival
Sakal Shopping Festival is a shopping experience for all. The main attraction of the festival is the fact that it has something for everybody. Be it garments or home furnishing, toys or electronic goods, the versatility of the place really catches the eye. From business point of view also it is a huge market considering the fact that it attracts small, medium and big entrepreneurs, NGO’s and self help groups. They advertise and sell their products individually here and fetch profit and recognition altogether. Even imported goods are available here like imported furniture, imported carpets, gazettes, etc. These are branded goods with quality assured. Last but not the least food stalls at Sakal Shopping Festival are equally popular.
To enrich the excitement one can savour the local cuisine and the very famous Indian chaat while shopping at this festival. The event is a ten-day-long venture and shopping frenzy Pune patiently waits for it to come.
Activities at Sakal Shopping Festival
Apart from excellent shopping experience, entertainment is a major focus of this event. Activities like solo painting exhibition, sketching or photography and different other forms art are displayed to all through workshops and thus talent is encouraged. Other workshops include height gain camps, kid’s sessions, cooking classes, warli painting, terracotta and many others. Apart from this cultural programs are also included in the festival agenda. Folk Dance, Singing, Musical shows of both kids and adult are a popular activity in Sakal Shopping Festival. Other than that there is also surprise prize for each day and a mega end of event prize which is distributed to lucky winners every day, every season.
Sakal Shopping Festival 2013
Sakal Shopping Festival 2013 received an equally promising and overwhelming response from both the customers and the traders. Exhibition had more stalls this year and the count reached to around 600 stalls with products related to life style, home and décor, kitchen utensils, art and craft and many others. Diwali products are almost hot cake before the customers. Apart from this heavy discounts were given on health products, child items, woollens which were very lucrative for the buyers. The footfalls have reached to a count of thousands. People visiting acknowledge the fact that they patiently wait for this event to come.
Venue: New Agriculture College Grounds
Opp Sinchan Nagar, Range Hills
Shopping is fun and Sakal Shopping Festival is an exciting event. For all those who love to shop around, this is a must attend event.