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Tree plantation held to celebrate 61 years of Nepal-Israel relations



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Oct. 26: The Embassy of Israel together with Shalom Club Nepal organized a “Tree Plantation Program”, in Rastriya Shahid Tatha Shanti Park, Nijamati (Smarak), Gokarneswor-4 today coinciding with the occasion of the 61 years of Diplomatic Relations between Nepal and Israel.

"Trees were planted in the park, as a symbolic act of celebrating nature, goodness and promoting ecological awareness," said the embassy of Israel in its press release issued today.  

Minister for Education, Science and Technology Devendra Paudel graced the Tree Plantation Ceremony as the Chief Guest.

Expressing the importance and willingness to develop the park, the Minister said, “This is my third visit to this Park. The park would be exemplary for Nepalese as well as foreigners who come to visit park and wish to know about Martyrs.”

He further emphasized that the budget that has been allocated for the park development will be implemented soon.

Expressing contentment to be a part of the plantation, Hanan Goder, Ambassador of Israel to Nepal said, “The Embassy of Israel appreciates Shalom Club efforts for preserving the environment and supporting the community.”

The Embassy is hopeful to spread a message that trees are vital; the roots of living and it’s a responsibility of each individual to take care of our natural world for the better today and tomorrow, read the press release.

The Plantation Program was followed by the visit to B.P. Koirala Musuem ‘Sundarijal Bandigriha.’ The relations between Nepal and Israel were established at the initiation of the two great leaders and Prime Ministers of their respective countries, B.P. Koirala and David Ben Gurion on 1 June 1960. Marking this important event, Ambassador Hanan Goder along with the Embassy staff and Shalom Club Members visited B.P. Koirala Museum. Nepali Congress CWC member Sujata Koirala, represented the Koirala family to pay tribute to BP Koirala. A tree was also planted at the premises of BP Museum as a symbol to mark the event.