'Think about a child who'll be born 50 years from now': PM Modi stresses on the importance of nature conservation
Viewers from across the globe are expected to have tuned into Discovery on 12 August as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined survival expert...
Viewers from across the globe are expected to have tuned into Discovery on 12 August as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined survival expert Bear Grylls on the popular TV show 'Man vs Wild'.The duo was seen exploring the wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand as they talked on several topics including global climate change, wildlife conservation and PM Modi's tryst with nature.
Mentioning that India is a land of 100 languages and 1600 dialects, PM Modi was quick to assert the diversity of the nation. He further opined that India was a great destination for those looking to spend quality time amidst nature.
The episode saw the Prime Minister share several anecdotes from his life to reveal his association with natural resources. In one instance, PM Modi narrated how his father used to send postcards to relatives each time it rained in his village. He also shared how his grandmother cared about the environment and never allowed his uncle to chop a tree for wood.
Speaking with Bear Grylls, the leader of the world's largest democracy shared the importance of conserving nature. Stressing on the significance of saving the planet for future generations, he said, "It is important for each one us to save our natural resources.
We should think about a child who will be born 50 years from now. What right do we have to consume the share of air, water and other natural resources that belong to this child from the future? If we think on these lines, I'm sure each one of us will act responsibly and stop exploiting nature."
The Prime Minister also exuded confidence that India will soon become a clean nation. Stating that personal hygiene is in the culture of the Indian people, he said that social hygiene too has been gathering pace in the country.
As the show drew to an end, show host Bear Grylls heaped praise on PM Modi and even recited a special prayer for the welfare of India. Grylls called the Indian Prime Minister a hero and said it was encouraging to see how much he cared about conservation and Mother Earth.
The much-anticipated episode has been broadcast in 5 languages in as many as 180 countries all over the world.