At the second Champaner Dance Festival, Astad Deboo performed with the Gundecha Bandhu singing the Dhrupad. The programme was sponsored by General Motors who launched the Opel Astra at the function. Then Ambassador of the United States to India, Frank Wisner attended the function with a delegation of 40 top US industrialists and businessmen. The Trust prepared the Heritage Conservation Act with urban heritage bylaws for Baroda city and presented to the government for approval.