Narendra Modi to Feature on Bear Grylls' Man Vs Wild

PM Modi will be featured with ace adventurer Bear Grylls in a special Man vs Wild episode on the Discovery Channel in India’s Jim Corbett National Park.

PM Modi will be featured with ace adventurer Bear Grylls in a special Man vs Wild episode on the Discovery Channel in Uttarakhand. It is an attempt to create awareness about animal conservation and environmental change. According to a statement from the channel, the special episode, featuring adventurer Bear Grylls and shot in India’s Jim Corbett National Park. The episode featuring PM Modi in Man Vs Wild with Bear Grylls will air on August 12 at 9 PM and will be showcased in more than 180 countries across the world on Discovery network of channels.

In a statement the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “For years, I have lived among nature, in the mountains and the forests. These years have had 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 environmental 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.” During the shoot, PM Modi also said that India has become the safest habitat for tigers in the world.

Prime Minister Modi is seen welcoming Bear Grylls to India and holding up a weapon carved out of bamboo and other material collected from the forest and saying, "Main aapke liye isko mere paas rakhunga (I will keep this with me for you)." To this, Bear Grylls replies with a laughter, "You are the most important man in India, my job is to keep you alive." 

Bear Grylls also talked about the episode and 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."