Popular television show ‘Man Vs Wild’, will soon feature Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Renowned survivalist, adventurer and host of the show Bear Grylls broke the news on Twitter on July 29, The Hindu reported.
“People across 180 countries will get to see the unknown side of PM @narendramodi as he ventures into Indian wilderness to create awareness about animal conservation & environmental change. Catch Man Vs Wild with PM Modi @DiscoveryIN on August 12 @ 9 pm. #PMModionDiscovery” he tweeted.
“For years, I have lived among nature, in the mountains and the forests. These years have a lasting impact on my life. So when I was asked about a special programme focussing on life beyond politics and that too in the midst of nature I was both intrigued and inclined to take part in it. For me, this show presents a great opportunity to showcase to the world India’s rich environmental heritage and stress on the importance of environment conservation and living in harmony with nature. It was a great experience spending time in the jungle once again, this time with Bear, who is blessed with indefatigable energy and quest to experience nature at its purest,” Modi said.
The host Bear Grylls said: “It is such a privilege to be taking Prime Minister Modi on an adventure into the Indian wilderness and I feel truly honoured to get to spend time with this remarkable world leader. The wild reminds us that we need each other and that together we are stronger. I am so excited to spend time with the PM and to get to know the man who leads this great nation.”
On February 14, PM Modi spent some hours with Grylls deep inside the forests of the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand to shoot for the episode. However, it was the same day when the Pulwama terror attack took place in which over 40 jawans lost their lives, reported India Today.