PM Narendra Modi is featuring on Discovery's Man vs. Wild today. Here's what we know about it

IANS
  • Man vs Wild, will be featuring India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The episode will air at 9 pm on Discovery.
  • Narendra Modi is the third world leader to feature on the show. Before him, American's Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin appeared with Bear Grylls.
Man vs Wild, will be featuring India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 12. The episode will air at 9 pm on Discovery.

The host of the show, Bear Grylls, recently shared the promo. In the 45 seconds, long promo PM Narendra Modi can be seen welcoming Grylls in India.

The show has been shot in the Jim Corbett National Park and will throw light on wildlife conservation, highlighting issues related to environmental change.

The program will be aired in 180 countries. Adventurer and television presenter Edward Michael Grylls, popularly known as Bear Grylls, will appear in the program along with Modi.

Conservation

The show Man vs Wild was first aired as "Born Survivors" in 2006. Grylls who is a former soldier turns into a survival instructor who explores the least hospitable places and documents the process.

In its previous episodes, Grylls ate anything that could provide him nutrition. He also once wore the skin of a seal to fetch fish in freezing water.

However, the show which features Modi might not be as ‘wild’. Grylls is also infamously known for drinking his own urine on the show. This is when he can’t do something else which he does, which is squeezes water out of elephant dung for drinking. However, Modi may not be seen doing any of this.

My upbringing does not allow me to take a life: Modi

Modi will soon be seen expressing his views on conservation of nature. He will also be seen at the Himalayas where he speaks about cleanliness drive in addition to reminiscing his own youth.

A video, giving a sneak peek of the episode, was released on Friday.

In the show, gives Modi an improvised version of a spear as a safeguard against potential attack by a tiger. Modi says: "My upbringing does not allow me to take a life. However, I will hold it (the spear) since you insist."

The world waits to Modi on Man vs. Wild


The news of Prime Minister Narendra Modi making an appearance on popular Discovery Channel's show "Man vs Wild" erupted the Twitter.

The Tourism Ministry on Sunday updated the Incredible India website to boost wildlife tourism.

The website that earlier featured pictures and videos of mostly monuments and tourist spots, now showcases landscapes, waterfalls and tiger reserves. Pictures from Jim Corbett National Park, Ranthambore National Park and other national parks now feature on the home page of Incredible India.
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