It is a proud day for the Indian Fashion Fraternity as veteran designer Ritu Kumar will be the first fashion designer to be bestowed with the prestigious ‘Padma Shri’ Award by the President of India today. On the 64th Republic Day Ritu Kumar will be conferred the Padma Shri; a recognition not only for Ritu but probably for the Indian Fashion Fraternity.

On the honor bestowed on her, Ritu Kumar said, “I am deeply appreciative by the fact that the government has recognized my efforts in the field of fashion, textile and craftsmanship. India remains very few countries which has an indegeneous and a very strong fashion handwriting not dictated by Paris or New York but is evolving with the designers of the country. I am grateful for the support I have received from the crafts people of this country.”

Congratulations Ritu Kumar!!!

2 Replies to “‘PADMA SHRI’ RITU KUMAR!”

  1. Laveena says:

    Congratulations Ms. Ritu Kumar! Happy to know they honour fashion designers, like those who take an incredible amount of pain and effort, because they care! Ms. Kumar is the finest example of that for her exemplary work in reviving textile crafts.

  2. shauna says:

    This isn’t in context to ritu but how come the congress party’s new Vice-president rahul gandhi was at the Aman health club on 26th January instead of being at the parade??!! Surely that was more important then building up his muscles at 10.30 am…

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