Taking first vacation in 18 yrs: PM Modi on ‘Man vs Wild’

TIL Desk/National/New Delhi/ Walking through the wild and taking a ride on a cold river in a makeshift boat were some of the things that Prime Minister Narendra Modi put up with as he teamed up with survivalist Bear Grylls to promote a cause close to his heart — protecting nature.

On Discovery channel’s, “Man Vs Wild with Bear Grylls and Prime Minister Modi”, he braved the rain and cold in the jungles of Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, and as the host put it, the PM was a “great sport”. “You are the most important man in India and my job is to keep you alive,” Grylls joked. During the conversation, Modi said fulfilling people’s dreams gave him happiness and his focus is on development.

“My position never goes to my head,” he said, in reply to a question.Grylls, who has had celebrity guests, including former American President Barack Obama, on his show, earlier asked Modi about his childhood, dreams as the prime minister, whether he feared anything in life and if he ever felt nervous before a political rally. Modi said he never had a good answer about “nervousness” as it was not a part of his temperament.

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