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Former Maoist Combatant Lama wins Pahunch reality TV game show


The Second season of the reality TV game show soon

Kathmandu, December 23, 2016: Gyan Bahadur Lama, 50, has been declared the winner of the first season of Pahunch-Nepal’s first Police-Public Reality TV Game Show. Similarly, National Level Basketball Player, Maya Shyangten, and model, Prabina Dahit have been announced as the first and second runner-ups respectively. The winners were awarded a cash prize of two lakh, fifty thousand, and thirty thousand rupees respectively.

After winning the reality TV game show, the former Maoist combatant Lama expressed his acknowledgement to his fans who supported him throughout the journey, and thanked the Nepal Police officers who trained and mentored him. He also expressed his commitment to work closely with the Nepal Police. “During the conflict, I thought the police were against us. But after being a part of Pahunch, I have realized that they too are like us, and they need our support,” said Lama after being awarded with the prize.

Pahunch, a 13-episode edutainment based reality TV game show is designed to strengthen collaboration and trust between the police and the public. It aspires to inform the public about police work. The 8 contestants of the reality show engaged in various evidence-based challenges to solve cases of sexual harassment, homicide, human trafficking, etc. The contestants were provided with specialized training to investigate cases designed in close coordination with the Nepal Police.

“The reality show has succeeded in humanizing the police, and also triggered a sense of belonging of the public towards the police. Nepal Police cannot function in isolation, and they need the support of the public to ensure peace and security this is the key message of the reality TV game show,” said Yubakar Raj Rajkarnikar, Director of Programs at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Nepal. The reality show is produced by Search for Common Ground with funding support from UKAID, and with technical support from Nepal Police. The reality show is directed by the ace director, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa.

With the manifold interest of viewers towards Pahunch, SCFG has also announced the second season of the reality TV game show. The format of the reality show will be the same, and the producers will introduce more evidence-based challenges. “Season 2 of Pahunch will be more interactive in terms of public participation,” shared, Rajkarnikar. Interested participants for the next season can fill-up the application form available at www.sfcg.org/Pahunch