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History TV18 to premiere season 9 of ‘OMG! Yeh Mera India’ on Republic Day

The new season of the HistoryTV18 original, hosted by actor Krushna Abhishek, features 40 exclusive stories from across the country, airing over ten weekly episodes

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HistoryTV18 is set to launch the new season of its flagship local production and factual entertainment series – OMG! Yeh Mera India on January 26 at 8 pm.

Premiering on the occasion of India’s 74th Republic Day, season 9 of the series promises to inspire a sense of wonder, appreciation and celebration among viewers, leaving some surprised and others, beaming with pride. 

The new season of the HistoryTV18 original, hosted by actor Krushna Abhishek, features 40 exclusive stories from across the country, airing over ten weekly episodes.

India, through its history has been a melting pot, rich in influences, cultures and ideas from all over the world. In its episodes, the show presents the great diversity of the country, ‘OMG! Yeh Mera India’ offers a kaleidoscopic view of the brightest minds and exceptional individuals in pursuit of their boldest dreams and unusual talents. 

Featuring record breakers and impact makers, History TV18’s series aims to deliver inspiration and admiration in equal parts.

A case in point is the Jaipur based craftsman who excels at carving intricate miniature designs on gold and silver, holding 53 world records for his art. On the other end of the spectrum is an artist from Mumbai who has set 15 records creating larger than life mosaic artworks made with discarded materials like keyboard buttons, paper cups, clay diyas, books, wrappers and more. Some of his renowned works include a portrait of Chhatrapati Shivaji made from 75,000 CDs and a portrait of Prime Minister Narendra Modi made using 43,000 cassettes.

Stories such as these have been handpicked for their relevance to modern day concerns. Sustainability is a pertinent theme this season and viewers of OMG! Yeh Mera India will see several initiatives around innovation and impact that are sure to resonate with the youth.

From drone light shows intended to replace fireworks and reduce the carbon footprint, to 3D printed houses that are a step towards zero-waste construction, India’s creative geniuses are taking on challenges to make a real difference. Their stories get pride of place in the latest edition of OMG! Yeh Mera India. 

Abhishek, who has presented the show since its inception, said, “Hosting every season of OMG! feels like a homecoming for me, thanks to the unwavering love and support of our loyal viewers. This season has been special since I got a chance to travel around the country and personally meet and film with several of the amazing people whose life and work, we showcase on the programme! It is wonderful to see the varied dimensions and unique achievements of fellow Indians first-hand. Real-life hero stories of courage and conviction, of following one’s own path, being one of a kind and making an impact, is very inspiring. I feel honoured and humbled to have had the privilege of bringing these stories to viewers.” 

Avinash Kaul, Managing Director, AETN18 and CEO-Broadcast for Network18, said, “The best stories are those that strike a chord and that viewers engage with at a deeper level. With OMG! Yeh Mera India, we present a series that emphasizes real-world, positive stories of uncommon individuality and bold inventiveness that can benefit the collective. At HistoryTV18, we are committed to creating a show that is a testament to those who truly make India incredible. A nation of people who we can all be proud of, whether for their ideas, abilities, achievements or creative genius. The show has been created with a vision to inspire countless others, not just in their capacity to dream, but also to do more, be better and work towards shared solutions for a brighter future.”

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