On Monday morning 29th of July ’19, Bear Grylls tweets that “People across 180 countries will get to see the unknown side of PM Narendra Modi as he ventures into Indian wilderness to create awareness about animal conservation & environmental change.
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
Man vs Wild with PM Modi at Discovery on 12 August at 9 pm. The Premiere on Discovery and Discovery HD World will be available in five languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, and Telugu. And will be showcased in more than 180 countries.
This special episode has been shot in the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. Discovery said in a statement that, it will be a frank and freewheeling journey between the two, throwing light on wildlife conservation and highlighting issues related to environmental change. It will also show the adventurous pair make a raft and cross a jungle river together.
However, after getting this news others used this news and add that Mr.Modi was shooting for this show when the Pulwama attack happened on February 14. Congress had sought an explanation from PM about the documentary film shoot at Corbett National Park and asked why he continued the shoot even after the strike happened.
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 had a lasting impact on my life. So when I was asked about a special program focussing on life beyond politics and that too in 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 environmental 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.”
This comes at a day when PM Modi released the Tiger Census that revealed that India’s tiger count has doubled to 2,967.