Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to don his adventure boots as the Man vs Wild episode featuring him alongside host and adventure enthusiast Bear Grylls is scheduled to premiere on August 12. PM Modi is seen taking a wild journey amid thick forests and gushing rivers, right in the midst ot India's oldest- Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand.
PM Modi has expressed his enthusiasm and interest in working closely with nature.
Speaking about the show, Prime Minister Narendra 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. 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.”
Breathtaking visuals from the trailer have grasped the attention of the entire nation, as India waits to watch the latest episode of the popular television show featuring PM Modi. Bear Grylls has revealed that it was an absolute honour for them to have PM Modi on board for the project.
"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", said Bear Grylls.
The show in which two global icons, Prime Minister Narendra Modiand the world's most recognizable face of survival and adventurer Bear Grylls, will feature, Man Vs Wild is one of the most-watched wilderness survival television series in the world. Bear Grylls has hosted prominent celebrities in the past such as then sitting American President Barack Obama, Kate Winslet, Roger Federer, Julia Roberts and many more.
Bear Grylls has become known worldwide as one of the most-recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. The BAFTA award-winning TV host began his journey in 21 SAS before becoming one of the youngest-ever climbers of Mount Everest. Bear is the author of over 85 books that have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, including the No.1bestselling Mud, Sweat, and Tears. A former Special Forces soldier and Everest mountaineer, Bear starred in Discovery’s hit TV series Man vs. Wild for seven seasons, before hosting the National Geographic Channel series, Running Wild with Bear Grylls. This show has seen him take global stars such as Julia Roberts, Ben Stiller and even president Obama on adventures into the wild.
PM Modi's inclusion in the episode also involves the leader promoting awareness of animal conservation and environmental change, pressing issues that he has promised to address.