Punyabhushan Award is our way of expressing gratitude to those gems of Pune who have reached the zenith of popularity & have also taken Pune on the global map. We have been carrying out this work for the last 25 years with utmost sincereity & dedication. We also pay homage & tribute to our great freedom fighters on this occasion. The Punyabhushan foundation has been established in 1989 with a view to express our profound gratitude towards those eminent citizens of Pune who have made an exceptional contribution at the national & international forums and won for Pune city a conspicuous place on the map of our country and the world.
Six freedom fighters, Shankar Burungale, Baburao Patil (Kiwalkar), Yashwant Namjoshi, Balasaheb Jambhulkar, Arvind Manolkar and Datta Gandhi will also be felicitated on the occasion. The award carries a memento and a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh. Punyabhushan Foundation’s President Dr. Satish Desai has said that the award will be presented at a function to be held in the city soon.