Man vs Wild with Bear Grylls and Prime Minister Modi, a special episode of Grylls’ survival TV show Man vs Wild, was telecast on Discovery network on Monday.
The focus of the episode was on environmental change and wildlife conservation as PM Modi and Grylls traversed the scenic landscape of Uttarakhand’s Jim Corbett National Park.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a statement, “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.”
Bear Grylls, who has been a member of British special forces (SAS), said it was a privilege for him to take PM Modi on an adventure across the Indian wilderness and that he feels honoured “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.”