May 30: Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) has entered into an agreement with Accretive Media to reach out students in more than 60 countries for Quiz Mania-7.
NRNA CEO Dr Hemanta Kumar Dawadi and Accretive Media CEO Hari Pokhrel signed the agreement to this effect on May 24.
Quiz Mania, a quiz competition which has pitted college students from Nepal in a battle for general knowledge supremacy since 2015, had expanded the show into Asian-level competition last season as a one-off experiment. Now, buoyed by the response, the show is transforming into worldwide-level competition from the upcoming season, the organizer Accretive Media said.
The upcoming season of the competition will host higher secondary-level students from different colleges around the world for which the organizers have set the platform for students to exchange their knowledge, education, culture and also promote Nepal’s tourism. The winners from the auditions will compete at the finale round to be held in Nepal later in August 2019.
Speaking about the upcoming event, CEO Pokhrel said that the competition will set a benchmark in Nepali reality television show.
“The trend is that international reality television show franchises are targeting Nepal and have of late began organizing shows here. In this context, taking the show to the overseas market is a matter of pride. We expect support from viewers and stakeholders.”
Superstar Rajesh Hamal will continue hosting the show, said the organiser.