Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for showcasing the beauty and wildlife diversity of the Jim Corbett National Park before the world through Discovery's 'Man vs Wild' show.
Rawat, who watched Monday's episode of the show featuring Modi and survivalist Bear Grylls, said the prime minister's appearance on 'Man vs Wild' will go a long way in promoting Corbett internationally as an adventure tourism destination. The chief minister watched the show along with state assembly speaker Premchand Aggarwal and others.
The Uttarakhand CM said the PM's visit to Corbett will popularise the reserve globally as his meditation at the cave in Kedarnath in May did for the Himalayan shrine. Rawat said Uttarakhand is close to Modi's heart and he had always tried to promote the state for its unique qualities to the outside world.
Earlier, Bollywood actor Randeep Singh Hooda had applauded the ‘great message’ that was conveyed with PM Modi's adventure with Bear Grylls at the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. The ‘Sarbjit’ star had termed environmental conservation as the ‘most important’ for the future of the Earth while conveying his gratitude to the adventurer and the broadcasting channel Discovery.
In the episode, PM and Bear Grylls made an improvised spear, ate meals together in the forest. However, the best moments was when PM Modi shared insights about his time in the Himalayas during his teenage, India’s progress in the cleanliness mission and much more.
(With PTI inputs)