Mr K Sivakumar. MD of RmKV received the National Award for the Innovation in Design for weaving and designing the elegant Aiswarya Pookkal Silk Saree from Vice President Krishan Kant.
The Aishwarpa Pookal refers to the 90 designs of flowers carved on the roof of the Padmabhapuram palace and each of these exquisite designs is unique and represents wealth and prosperity. It is not just another Kanchipuram saree but is a tribute to the sculptures of the era. A National Award Winner in the year 1998, the saree is inspired by the architectural splendour of the palace and the heritage of the Travancore kings.