In an attempt to create awareness about animal conservation and environmental change, PM Narendra Modi is going to undertake an unconventional initiative! Popular British show Man vs Wild, hosted by famous adventurer Bear Grylls, will soon feature our Prime Minister in an exclusive episode.
The Discovery Channel has also issued a statement saying that the special episode featuring Bear Grylls and PM Modi will be shot in India's Jim Corbett National Park and is supposed to be a "frank and freewheeling journey".
Bear Grylls shared the news on Twitter and wrote, "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"
In the video, PM Modi is seen welcoming Bear Grylls to India and holding up a weapon carved out of bamboo 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."
Our Prime Minister retweeted Bear's post and wrote, "India- where you find lush green forests, diverse wildlife, beautiful mountains and mighty rivers. Watching this programme will make you want to visit different parts of India and add to the discourse of environmental conservation."
Earlier, in an interview, Bear Grylls said that it was an honour for him to go on this trip with PM Narendra Modi: "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."
Speaking about the show, PM Modi said, "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."
Twitterati had a lot to stay when they found about our PM's stint with Discovery Channel