India PM Modi to go wild in new Discovery feature

India PM Modi to go wild in new Discovery feature
Published: 19 August 2019 - 1:22 p.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

A new episode of Man Vs Wild is set to feature India Prime Minister Narendra Modi join Bear Grylls the renowned survivalist and adventurer.

The duo explore India’s oldest National Park situated in the lush green forests of India’s Uttarakhand, where wild animals roam free.

The Discovery exclusive special episode, which has been shot in the Jim Corbett National Park, will be a frank and freewheeling journey that throws light on wildlife conservation, highlighting issues related to environmental change.

Speaking about the show, Prime Minister Narendra 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.”

Man Vs Wild With Bear Grylls and PM Modi will premiere simultaneously on 12 Discovery channels in India including 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 on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 21:00 hrs.

The premiere on Discovery and Discovery HD World will be available in 5 languages including English, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

This special episode will be showcased in more than 180 countries across the world on Discovery network of channels.

Man Vs Wild With Bear Grylls and PM Modi is produced for Discovery Communications India by Bear Grylls Ventures & Electus a Propagate company, where Bear Grylls, Delbert Shoopman, Rob Buchta and Elizabeth Schulze are executive producers and Ben Simms is co-executive producer.

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