‘My job is to keep you alive’: Bear Grylls takes Indian PM Modi on jungle adventure (VIDEO)
A 45-second trailer was released to promote the show, which the Discovery Channel describes as a “frank and freewheeling journey,” due to air on August 12. The channel expects it to be broadcast in 180 countries.
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.Thanks @BearGrylls for coming here! @DiscoveryINhttps://t.co/AksPyHfo7X— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 29, 2019
In the clip, the Indian PM embraces his wilderness setting, rowing a boat and crafting an improvised spear. Modi stares at his hand-made weapon and says: “I will keep this with me for you,” to which Grylls replies: “You are the most important man in India, my job is to keep you alive.”
Shot in Uttarakhand’s Jim Corbett National Park, the PM’s adventure is an effort to boost awareness of both animal conservation and environmental causes like climate change.
Grylls said he was “truly honored” to accompany Modi through the Indian wilderness, but he is no stranger to high-profile guests, having previously hosted Barack Obama on the show.Also on rt.com ‘From deep sea to infinite universe’: India will defy ANY pressure in security matters, PM Modi vows
Twitter users were effusive in their praise for Modi’s adventurous spirit upon the hearing news, hailing his participation as “awesome!!” and saying the PM is “the coolest on this planet”. Others questioned Modi’s television appearance, citing a worryingly high unemployment rate as more worthy of his attention.
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