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=> Silpi Diwas is observed in Assam on 17th January in honour of poet Jyoti Prasad Agarwala.
=> 17th January is death anniversary of Jyoti Prasad Agarwala.
Jyoti Prasad Agarwala:
=> First Filmmaker of Assam.
=> Great writer- written Drama, Poem Songs, Films.
=> Thus given title of Rupkonwar.
=> Before entering into field of arts Jyoti Prasad Agarwala contributed in freedom movement also.
=> Jyoti Prasad's mother, Kironmoyee had great impact on Jyoti Prasad Agarwala.
=> She was the first president of the Tezpur Mahila Samiti, established in 1919.
=> She set up the Sipini Sangha, a weaving centre for women, at the ancestral Agarwala home in Tezpur called ‘Poki’.
=> Gandhiji stayed on his two visits to Tezpur in 1921 and 1934 in the ancestral house of Jyoti Prasad Agarwala called Poki.
Silpi Bota (award):
=> To commemorate the contribution of Jyoti Prasad agarwala in Assamese arts every year on his death anniversary silpi Divas is observed.
=> In 2022 73rd Silpi Divas was observed.
=> On the occasion of Silpi Divas a special award known as Silpi Bota (award) is given to artists year.
Silpi Bota (award) 2022:
=> Artistes Dr Aparna Buzarbaruah and Pulak Banerjee were presented with the State government’s Silpi Bota (award).
=> The award carries Rs 2 lakh, a citation, and a memento each
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