In a first, PM Narendra Modi is going to be featured on the popular show Man Vs Wild on Discovery Channel with Bear Grylls.
Grylls announced the episode himself 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 pic.twitter.com/MW2E6aMleE— Bear Grylls (@BearGrylls) July 29, 2019
According to News18, the channel has released a statement by the PM regarding the same.
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.
He also spoke about conserving and protecting the environment:
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.
Mind you, it was alleged that PM Modi had continued to shoot for the show in Corbett National Park on February 14 hours after 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel had been killed by a suicide bomber in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.
So obviously Twitter had a lot of say about the episode.
We ain't proud of it, Cos when he was busy marketing himself we had lost 40 of our Brave Jawans to Terrorist attack in #Pulwama.— Unicorn 💫 (@snapnchat) July 29, 2019
If I am not wrong, this was shot in Corbett when Pulwama happened.— Nihal Kirnalli (@NihalKirnalli) July 29, 2019
Utterly shocking and Shameful if this is the case.
40+ CRPF soldiers died in Pulwama terrorist attack when the PM of the world's largest demoocracy was shooting this episode with you.— Srujana Deva #StopHindiImposition (@SrujanaDeva) July 29, 2019
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty,charm and adventure There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.Luv You and thanks alott @narendramodi and @BearGrylls For New Adventure Journey. #PMModionDiscovery #WorldTigerDay pic.twitter.com/nY4lE1Pqzs— Adventurer 🇮🇳 (@siidadii) July 29, 2019
Dude, come on. You could have picked someone genuinely into this sorta stuff. All he cares about is the camera. About marketing. About PR. Nothing beyond that.— Vaibhav Sharma (@taoofdudeism) July 29, 2019
The episode airs on the 12th of August at 9 PM on Discovery Channel.