A children's program produced by the Christian Broadcasting Network's WorldReach is being honored by Nepal television network, CAR-Net, or Children at Risk Network.
After evaluating all of its 500 programs -- both religious and non-religious - CAR-Net chose the weekly, 30-minute program "Happy World" as No. 1 in broadcast quality.
Only a few years ago, Nepal was closed to Christian programming. Now, "Happy World" airs in homes across the South Asian country. The program also airs in India, United Kingdom, and Pakistan.
The hosts and characters incorporate truths and values from the Bible into the weekly shows that have won several awards for children's TV programming and have an average daily audience of over 2 million viewers. "Happy World" invites children to join the "Jesus and Me Club."
"I learned that I should obey my parents and help them when I can," said 12-year-old Shankar, who lives with his family in a small village just outside Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu. "I also learned to not fight with my friends or say bad things to them."
"I tell my friends about Happy World, because I want my friends to go to heaven with me. If they see the program, they can learn how to live with Jesus forever," he said.
Over 5,000 have become members since 2001.