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CM Sarbananda Sonowal confers Silpi Award to Gopikanta Sinha and Apurba Bezbaruah




GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal presented Silpi Award 2020 to eminent artists Gopikanta Sinha and Apurba Bezbaruah at the Silpi Divas celebration held at Jyoti Chitraban here on Friday.

The programme was organized by the Cultural Affairs Department of the State Government. The award carries a citation, anga bastra, sarai and cheque worth Rs. 2 lakh.

Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said that Rupkonwar Jyotiprasad Agarwala was appreciative of and sensitive to art and beauty. “It was with the vision to keep alive Jyotiprasad’s high values of character building and social reform that every year Silpi Divas was being organized. Therefore, those who aspire to attain the stature of an artist must indulge in lifetime practice,” he said.

Underlining the rich natural and human resources of the State, the Chief Minister called upon the people to realize the worth of the inherent potential of the region to make successful headway in today’s competitive world. He urged the people to revel in hard-work to strengthen peace, unity and brotherhood in society.

Sonowal stressed on the need to follow the teachings of legendary personalities for building a better society and called upon parents, teachers and the elderly people to guide and inspire the youth to be socially more committed, hard-working and upright. He also emphasised the need for developing ideal environment in society which could motivate the youth to exert their best for social development.

Sonowal also congratulated the awardees and lauded their remarkable contribution towards the cultural field of the State.

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