KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Sujan Acharya, most popularly known as ‘Nepal’s youngest journalist’ is all prepared to break the record of television presenter Rabi Lamichhane by running the ‘Longest Talk Show on Television’. Lamichhane had set the world record for hosting the longest-ever television talk show which was broadcast in News24 Television in April 2013.
Acharya will host the show from April 14 till 17 next year. He will stay on air for 90 hours to break the previous record set by Lamichhane. Lamichhane’s record was 62 hours.
Acharya is now busy in campaigning and talking with various television channels to finalize the channel to run the talk show.
“We have completed all the preparation for running the television talk show. Now, we are in talk with various channels. The channel will be finalized soon,” said the 16-year old at a press conference organized at the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Thursday.
Acharya will interview politicians, journalists, experts and celebrities on the theme “The world will know Muktinath“.
“The purpose of the talk show will be to make known the famous pilgrimage site and tourist destination ‘Muktinath’ all around the world,” said Acharya who has already set a record as the youngest television program host. Acharya, at the age of 11, had host television programs ‘Nepal Darshan’ and ‘Mission News’ at ABC television.
“We have already sent a letter of approval to the Prime Minister’s office. We are waiting for the response.”
“I am very positive and really very excited about the talk show. I hope that everyone will support me,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Reporters’ Club Nepal’s president and senior journalist Rishi Dhamala applauded Acharya’s effort and determination and extended him best wishes.
Recalling the time when he interviewed Late Prime Minister and Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Dhamala said, “I was only 15 years old when I interviewed leader Bhattarai. Kisun G had become very happy with the interview.”
“Today, we have young and energetic Acharya. Running a 90-hour talk show on television is not a simple thing. His determination is a pride for the Nepali journalism,” he said.
“I wish him all the best,” he added.