Bear Grylls and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Credit: Video capture

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to become the first Indian premier to feature on the renowned show ‘Man vs Wild’ in a bid to create awareness about animal conservation and environmental change.

The show, hosted by adventurist Bear Grylls, was shot in Uttarakhand’s picturesque Jim Corbett National Park earlier this year, and the trailer launch coincided with International Tiger Day on Monday.

Releasing the teaser, Grylls wrote on Twitter, “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. Catch Man Vs Wild with PM Modi @DiscoveryIN on August 12 @ 9 pm. #PMModionDiscovery.”

Introducing the video, Modi tweeted saying, “India- where you find lush green forests, diverse wildlife, beautiful mountains and mighty rivers. Watching this programme will make you want to visit different parts of India and add to discourse of environmental conservation.”

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PM Modi is known for unconventional means of connecting with the masses, and this comes as his brand new master stroke for sensitising and creating awareness about environmental changes.

In the 45-second-long teaser, Grylls and Modi can be seen on an adventure, exploring the wild; from walking midst tall grass to taking a makeshift boat ride, and standing guard with a handmade weapon, the duo, as term in the video are on an ‘epic adventure of a lifetime’.

In a statement, 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 programme focusing on life beyond politics and that too in the midst of nature, I was both intrigued and inclined to take part in it.”

The British adventurer and presenter, Edward Michael Grylls aka Bear Grylls, is known for his crazy survival skills. The episode featuring PM Modi is scheduled to premiere at 9 pm on August 12.

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