PM Narendra Modi to feature in Discovery’s ‘Man Vs Wild’ episode with Bear Grylls
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to feature on the show “Man Vs Wild’ in an attempt to create awareness about animal conservation and environmental change.
The episode on Discovery channel featuring the Prime Minister along with survivalist and adventurer Edward Michael Grylls, popular known as Bear Grylls, is shot in Uttarakhand’s Jim Corbett National Park and throws lights on the importance of protecting wildlife.
Speaking about the show, PM 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 show focusing on life beyond politics and that too in the midst of nature I was intrigued to take part in it.”
He added that the show was 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.”
Grylls, on his part, said he was “truly honored” to spend time with the Prime Minister.
On Monday, PM Modi released the All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018, according to which the country at present has 2,967 tigers. The census in 2014 had pegged the number at 2,226, while the 2010 census said the number was 1,706 and the 2006 census number stood at 1,411. Lauding the efforts, Modi said, “Today, we can proudly say that with nearly 3,000 tigers, India is one of the world’s biggest and most secure habitats.”
The program will be telecast on August 12 at 9 pm.