PM Narendra Modi in his latest edition of Mann Ki Baat on Sunday said that most world leaders he met during his travels as the Prime Minister wanted to discuss Yoga with him. PM Modi credited to this level of awareness on Yoga to the 'International Yoga Day', an event recognised by the United Nations under PM Modi's governance.PM Modi said wherever he went across the globe, people wanted to talk about yoga for at least five-seven minutes. He also said that in recent times the conversation has also begun about Wildlife Conservation and Climate Change.
Speaking during his Mann Ki Baat address, PM Narendra Modi said, "I have seen that whenever I have had the opportunity to go as Prime Minister, and of course credit also goes to International Yoga Day, the situation now is that wherever I go in the world or interact with someone, people invariably spend close to five-seven minutes asking questions on yoga. There must hardly be a major world leader who has not discussed yoga with me and this has been my experience all over the world. But these days I’m experiencing something new. Whoever I meet or wherever there is a chance to talk, the focus is on Wildlife, discussions about the environment, the Tiger, the Asiatic Lion, evolution etc. and I am amazed how interested people are in nature."
PM Modi also said that he has been barraged with questions on his appearance on the famous Discovery channel show Man vs Wild. He said most people were curious about one particular thing that happened in the show. He said that people wanted to know how he and Bear Grylls were able to converse despite talking in different languages (Hindi and English respectively). He said that that technology had made it possible for them to understand each other; read more about it below.