India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will feature in Discovery’s ‘Man Vs Wild’ show on 12 August 2019. Modi will be alongside Bear Grylls in the episode which has been shot in the Jim Corbett National Park.
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.”
The show will be aired simultaneously on 12 Discovery channels in India and 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 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.”