Drama "Ekshow Bosta Chaal" (One Hundred Sacks of Rice) by Shilpakala Academy will be on air on June 5 from 10:30 am on BTV and BTV World
Dhaka: 01June 2015
Drama "Ekshow Bosta Chaal" (One Hundred Sacks of Rice) by Shilpakala Academy will be on air on June 5 from 10:30am on BTV and BTV World.
Please watch it!
[Spirit of the Hundred Sacks of Rice]
"The prosperity of a country, the growth of cities - everything depend on people. Build schools and develop people of ability."
(Torasaburo Kobayashi, high-ranking adviser of the Nagaoka clan (1870) From the play One Hundred Sacks of Rice by Yuzo Yamamoto)
The drama written by Japanese playwright. Mr. Yuzo Yamamoto based on a real story about 140 years ago.
The domain of Nagaoka was impoverished in the Boshin Civil War of 1968-69 at the time of the Meiji Restoration. In 1870 the domain of Mineyama sent a hundred sacks of rice to Nagaoka as assistance. Most of the domain officials wanted to distribute the rice immediately but the grand councelor Torasaburo Kobayashi (1828-77) decided to sell the rice and use the proceeds to build a school instead. His reasoning was that if the rice was simply distributed it would be gone in only a few days but if it was used to educate people, in future they would be able to generate wealth worth tens of thousands of sacks of rice.