Padma Shri for Ritu Kumar
Ace designer Ritu Kumar has been chosen for the Padma Shri Award, the country's fourth highest civilian award for her exceptional and distinguished service in the field of fashion, textile and craftsmanship.
Speaking about this honour, she told the media, “I am grateful for the support I have received from the crafts people of this country.
The recognition of this fact is extremely welcome as it underlines the nature of newer areas of culture and the aspirations of the younger population of India who are as design savvy as they are conversant with the computer. Awards of this nature point towards an innovative way forward in this country.”