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PM Modi to discuss wildlife issues in Discovery's 'Man vs Wild' episode

The episode will premiere on August 12 and will be showcased in more than 180 countries across the world on Discovery network of channels

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Screengrab from Man vs Wild trailer
Screengrab from Man vs Wild trailer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will feature in a special episode of Discovery's "Man Vs Wild" which will highlight "issues related to environmental change."

According to a statement from the channel, the special episode, featuring survivalist and adventurer Bear Grylls and shot in the India's Jim Corbett National Park, will be a "frank and freewheeling journey" which will throw light on conservation.

The episode will premiere on August 12 and will be showcased in more than 180 countries across the world on of channels.

"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," the PM said in a statement.

"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," he added.

Bear said it was a privilege to take the PM "on an adventure into the Indian wilderness."

"I feel truly honoured to get to spend time with this remarkable world leader. The wild reminds us that we need each other and that together we are stronger. I am so excited to spend time with the PM and to get to know the man who leads this great nation," Bear said.

 

First Published: Mon, July 29 2019. 12:45 IST
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