Have you seen the latest pictures and video of our Prime minister sitting in a boat with a spear in hand? For all the cynics, this isn’t his attempt to garner political acceptance…. rather, it is his attempt to experience and showcase environmental heritage of India . The man with him in the video is ace adventurer and survival expert Bear Grylls… and these snippets going viral are for a Discovery show!
The most savvy Prime Minister is going to be seen in his most organic form! It is not news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a trend setter, whether its his defence, political nuances or his media savvy self… Modi ji never disappoints. We have all seen his naturally organic demeanour…. but this time round, he is going all out! He will be appearing in a Man vs Wild episode on Discovery with Bear Grylls on August 12.
“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,” PM Modi said in a statement.
Narendra Modi ji is seen trekking through the notorious wilderness of Corbett National Park, spear in hand and sportingly being ushered into survival lessons by Bear Grylls. His appearance on the show, PM Modi said, is an endeavour to “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.”
Bar Grylls expressed his excitement at this up close and personal interaction with the Indian Prime Minister. 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 and environmental change.
“You are the most important man in India. It is my duty to keep you alive,” Grylls is heard saying in the video as he takes PM Modi across jungles and through a river. The popular TV show had earlier witnessed similar participation from the then US President Barack Obama wherein the latter had gone on a trail with the adventurer.
Rather endearing, I think…. We are going to cheer for you Modi ji….