Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared on the silver screen with adventurer and TV host Bear Grylls, in his jungle survival programme "Man Vs Wild". The programme, started broadcasting at 9 pm today on the Discovery Channel. Discovery Channel said the episode will be a "frank and freewheeling journey" which will throw light on wildlife conservation.
9.55 pm: It was a great, heart warming experience, says PM Modi as the show concludes.
9.47 pm: We exploit nature for our own entertainment and that's the moot problem: PM Modi.
9.38 pm: PM Modi to soon start his river voyage with Bear Grylls. Bear has created a hand made boat for them to cross the river.
9.37 pm: I have never experienced nervousness, I always work with positive frame of mind: PM Modi when asked about nervousness.
9.28 pm: "I would take a bath in the pond every day. Once, I saw a baby crocodile in the water body and decided to take it home," says Narendra Modi.
9.25 pm: Bear Grylls praises PM Modi, says he never talked about himself. For PM Modi its always 'Nation First'.
9.24 pm: This is my first vacation in last 18 years: PM Modi.
9.24 pm: When Bear Grylls hands Prime Minister Narendra Modi a spear to deal with potential tigers, the latter says, "My values won't allow me to take a life."
9.23 pm: Bear Grylls teaches PM Modi how to keep himself safe from tigers.
9.22 pm: "At the age of 17-18, I left my home to understand the world better. I decided to go to the Himalayas since I liked nature. Those moments drive me till date," says Narendra Modi.
9.22 pm: You are the most important persons in India and my job is to keep you safe: Bear Grylls to PM Modi.
9.21 pm: "I don't think we should consider this experience dangerous. If we live in harmony with nature, nothing can go wrong," says Narendra Modi.
9.20 pm: "Jim Corbett National Park is a great place for people to experience nature. People who are interested in the environment and its issues should come and visit this lovely place," says Narendra Modi.
9.10 pm: PM Modi begins his journey with Bear Grylls.
9.08 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets Bear Grylls.
9.04 pm: I am extremely happy that I will be spending some time amid nature and with Bear Grylls: PM Modi.
9.00 pm: 'Man Vs Wild' starring PM Narendra Modi with Bear Grylls begins.
Dear friends, don't miss to watch the most exclusive and the most exciting way to feel and understand nature with Hon. PM Sh. @narendramodi Ji in #ManVsWild on @DiscoveryIn tonight at 9 pm. #PMModionDiscovery pic.twitter.com/Qn80RXu4TK— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) August 12, 2019
Do not forget to watch this unique episode of #ManVsWild where Prime Minister @narendramodi undertakes a uniquely adventurous journey with @BearGrylls. Tonight at 9 pm on @DiscoveryIn#PMModionDiscovery pic.twitter.com/IUdU1EvCtj— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) August 12, 2019
8.45 pm: Man Vs Wild: "People across 180 countries will get to see the unknown side of PM Narendra Modi," says Bear Grylls.
Rivers, rains, mountains, tigers, elephants and amazing adventures of Incredible India...— BJP (@BJP4India) August 12, 2019
Watch the most exciting episode of #ManVsWild as PM Shri @narendramodi and @BearGrylls embark on a journey into India's wildwoods only on @DiscoveryIN at 9 pm, tonight. pic.twitter.com/9BRMJRrD6O
8.35 pm: Earlier PM Modi took to Twitter and urged people to watch the show:
"What better than the lush green jungles of India, in the midst of Mother Nature to throw light on environmental conservation and climate change..Do join at 9 PM tonight!" he wrote.
Tonight watch my journey with PM @narendramodi for Man Vs Wild on @DiscoveryIN - Together let’s do all we can to protect the planet, promote peace & encourage a Never Give Up spirit. Enjoy the show! #PMMODIONDISCOVERY pic.twitter.com/k5CnatJD52— Bear Grylls (@BearGrylls) August 12, 2019