Infotainment channel Discovery will air an exclusive programme on August 12, at 9 pm in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be seen with survivalist and adventurer Bear Grylls in the popular television series ‘Man Vs Wild’.
The special episode ‘Man Vs Wild with Bear Grylls & PM Modi’ has been shot in the Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. It will be a frank and freewheeling journey, throwing light on wildlife conservation, highlighting issues related to environmental change. The adventurous pair even has to make a raft and cross a jungle river together.
One of the unmissable parts of the programme is Prime Minister Modi talking at length about his own experiences of living in the midst of nature and demonstrating his adventurous side.
Speaking about the show, Prime Minister 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.”
Grylls said, “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.”
Man Vs Wild With Bear Grylls and PM Modi will premiere simultaneously on 12 Discovery channels in India, including Discovery Channel, Discovery HD World, Animal Planet, Animal Planet HD World, TLC, TLC HD World, Jeet Prime, Jeet Prime HD, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids and DTamil on August 12, at 9 pm. The premiere on Discovery and Discovery HD World will be available in five languages, including English, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
This special episode will be showcased in more than 180 countries across the world on Discovery’s network of channels.
Megha Tata, Managing Director, South Asia, Discovery Communications India, said, “We are honoured to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this historic episode of ‘Man Vs Wild’. We hope that by harnessing the power of the Prime Minister and the global premiere on Discovery, the show will create awareness about India’s rich biodiversity and sensitise people about the importance of conservation of wild animal species.”
Man Vs Wild With Bear Grylls and PM Modi is produced for Discovery Communications India by Bear Grylls Ventures & Electus a Propagate company, where Bear Grylls, Delbert Shoopman, Rob Buchta and Elizabeth Schulze are executive producers and Ben Simms is co-executive producer.
Man Vs Wild is one of the most-watched wilderness survival television series in the world.
Grylls starred in Discovery’s hit TV series Man vs. Wild for seven seasons.
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 pic.twitter.com/MW2E6aMleE— Bear Grylls (@BearGrylls) July 29, 2019