PM Modi to feature in Discovery’s survival TV show Man Vs Wild

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will feature in an episode of television series Man Vs Wild on Discovery TV that would air on 12th August 9pm.

The episode is shot at Jim Corbett National Park, that is a forested wildlife sanctuary in northern India’s Uttarakhand State. The iconic survival show is being hosted by Bear Grylls and is titled Man Vs Wild with Bear Grylls and PM Modi.

Discovery in a statement said the episode will be a frank and freewheeling journey between the two throwing light on wildlife conservation and highlighting issues related to environmental changes.

“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 focusing 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,” PM Modi said in a statement.

The episode will premiere simultaneously on 12 Discovery channels in India and it would be available in five different languages. The channels include 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. The premiere on Discovery and Discovery HD World will be The show will be available in five languages including English, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

“We are honored 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 premier on Discovery, the show will create awareness about India’s rich biodiversity and sensitise people about the importance of conservation of wild animal species,” Megha Tata, the managing director for South Asia, Discovery Communications India said.