The episode of jungle survival programme 'Man vs Wild' featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silver screen debut with adventurer and TV host Bear Grylls. The programme, broadcast at 9 pm today on the Discovery Channel, shows Bear Grylls on an adventure with the Prime Minister in Uttarakhand's famous Jim Corbett National Park. Discovery Channel said the episode will be a "frank and freewheeling journey" which will throw light on wildlife conservation.
In a four-minute promo released by Discovery, Bear Grylls is seen teaching the Prime Minister how to make a spear to protect himself if they have a chance encounter with a tiger in the woods.
Tweeting a curtain-raiser message today, PM Modi said, "What better than the lush green jungles of India, in the midst of Mother Nature to throw light on environmental conservation and climate change... Do join at 9 PM tonight!"
"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," Bear Grylls, had tweeted last month, sharing a teaser of the episode.
Here are the highlights on the Man Vs Wild episode with Bear Grylls and PM Narendra Modi:
Be it renewable energy or climate change, PM Shri @narendramodi ji has addressed several causes for #PlanetEarth over the years.- Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) August 12, 2019
Today's episode of #ManVsWild enlightened us on environmental conservation and created awareness on protecting our planet. #PMModiOnDiscoverypic.twitter.com/7gyBPMB15c
Great lessons from #ManVsWild#Choose your battles #Leave only footprints, take only memories#Nature is our friend, Never be in conflict with it#You owe this planet to those who will be born 50 years from now- Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 12, 2019
Can u list out takeaways from @narendramodi & @BearGrylls
Today on #ManVsWild with @BearGrylls and PM @narendramodi, the world got to see a completely unexplored aspect of India.- Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 12, 2019
It was a proud moment to see PM Modi share our civilisational values on environment conservation, coexistence & protecting our rich wild life with the world.
Besides being a unique show high on adventure and adrenaline, it will also shed light upon pressing issues like climate change and ways to protect our planet. Looking forward to watching our Hon. PM @narendramodi ji on Man Vs Wild with @BearGrylls tonight at 9 pm on @DiscoveryIN- Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 12, 2019
Rivers, rains, mountains, tigers, elephants and amazing adventures of Incredible India...- BJP (@BJP4India) August 12, 2019
Watch the most exciting episode of #ManVsWild as PM Shri @narendramodi and @BearGrylls embark on a journey into India's wildwoods only on @DiscoveryIN at 9 pm, tonight. pic.twitter.com/9BRMJRrD6O
To this Bear Grylls refuted the possibility by saying the "Prime Minister is a vegetarian".
"Prime Minister is a vegetarian, so there was going to be no eating of grubs or anything like that. But in the wild, you can survive very well off berries, roots, plants and certainly, Prime Minister spent his younger years in the wild, so he was very comfortable with that. We ended up very cold and very wet but shared some beautiful Indian tea together in the end; that was a very special moment for me," Bear Grylls said.
Watch this exclusive sneak peek as renowned adventurer, @BearGrylls embarks on a journey with the leader of the world's largest democracy, PM @narendramodi. Tune in to #ManVSWild with Bear Grylls and PM Modi on 12 August, 9 PM. #PMModionDiscoveryhttps://t.co/YbQ7wfksDl- Discovery Channel IN (@DiscoveryIN) August 9, 2019
"You are the most important man in India and my job is to keep you alive. If a tiger comes, so this is your protection," Bear Grylls said while teaching PM Modi how to use a spear as a safeguard against potential attack from a tiger.
To this, PM Modi replies, "My upbringing does not allow me to take a life. However, I will hold on it (the spear) since you insist!"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join adventurer Bear Grylls in an episode of "Man vs Wild" - the hugely popular show on Discovery Channel - that will air at 9 tonight.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tweeted a curtain-raiser message for viewers ahead of tonight's broadcast of his jungle survival programme with TV host and adventurer Bear Grylls.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's impending appearance on popular adventure TV show "Man vs Wild" has sparked a range of reactions. Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah promoted the episode on Twitter today, with generous praise for the Prime Minister.