Just like every other exhibition organised by Noella Kambli, the 2021 version of Jingle Bells Christmas Bazaar was a super success too.
In addition to a strong flow of footfalls, the stalls enjoyed good sales, most of which were operated by small-scale women entrepreneurs looking to provide for their families, or NGOs engaged in helping less fortunate women.
Organised by Noella Kambli, under the banner of her company Ladybird Events, the event was presented in association with Sahil Kedari (Vice President: Maharashtra Pradesh, Congress Committee OBC), whose influence was instrumental in making the event a grand success. His contribution has gone a long way in promoting women empowerment, by providing the participating women entrepreneurs with the perfect platform to reach a wide mass of people and helping them network with like-minded entrepreneurs and other influential people.
The attending dignitaries for the inauguration ceremony included: Bishop Thomas Dabre (who offered the blessing), Ramesh Bagwe (President of Pune City Dist., Congress Committee), Mohan Joshi (Vice President, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee), Vinod Mathurawalla (Corporator, Pune Cantonment Board), Sangeeta Tiwari (Former Chairman, PMC School Education Board), Pradeep Pardeshi (President: Pune Cantonment Block Congress Committee), Sheetal Biyani (Owner, SC Studio by Sheetal Biyani), Fr. Malcolm Sequeira (Vicar General of the Diocese of Pune), Fr. Wilfred Fernandes (Director, Prison Ministry India – Pune).
The event was held on 18 and 19 December 2021, at Kedari Ground, next to Kedari Petrol Pump, and offered a wide range of Christmas goodies, as well as other products, such as clothing, accessories, decoration, gift articles, jewellery, bed linen, packaged food products, and various food stalls. Adding to the plethora of shopping options and delicious food items, the 2-day event was packed with plenty of fun and frolic, featuring a dance competition conducted by Stepz Studio, separate fashion walks for kids and adults by SIPA (with a special power walk) Christmas party for the Novices and Fatima Convent Sisters, live music by Pune’s renowned one-man-band Olivet Fernandes, as well as NoRush, an interactive dance performance by Annette Gonsalves & Malcolm Gonsalves, and a 50k Tambola and Lucky Draw.
For those who missed out on the event and those looking forward to the next one, keep an eye out, as the next exhibition will be here soon!