The Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu together with Shalom Club Nepal had organized 'Shalom Peace March' on 14th May 2014 from the 'Wall of Peace' at Social Welfare Council at Lainchaur to the Embassy of Israel in Lazimpat.
The march was organized to promote the message of peace and harmony, and to celebrate 66th Independence Day of the State of Israel.
H.E. Mr. Hanan Goder along with Embassy staff, members from Shalom Club, distinguished guests and people from various walks of life marched together for peace.
Speaking after the march, Ambassador of Israel to Nepal, H.E. Mr. Hanan Goder said, "This is just a small effort made by Embassy and Shalom Club together to spread the message of peace and brotherhood. Peace is beautiful and it is what we all desire. Peace is that one tool with which all miseries and evil forces like war and crimes can be stopped."
President of Shalom Club Nepal, Dr. Rabindra Kumar Shakya expressing his delight to be a part of Peace walk said, "Peace is indispensable for development of any country. It is indispensable for political, social, economic and cultural development of people all over the world. This is also true for Nepal. The Shalom Club is happy to join the Embassy in its efforts to spread the message of peace and development. We congratulate the State of Israel and her people on the occasion of its 66th Independence Day. We hope we would continue to reap benefits from our peace and prosperity. "
Photos that were exhibited during Shalom Photo Exhibition on 8 February this year were also handed out to the participating Shalom Club Members.
Shalom Club is the association of Nepali people who have studied in Israel. There are around 1,500 members enlisted in Shalom Club Nepal. Shalom Club partners with the Embassy activities such as volunteer works, health camps et cetera.
Israel shares its knowhow with the developing world in capacity building of human resources development that it has achieved in the course of its development process.
MASHAV is the Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was founded in 1957. It is responsible for design, coordination and implementation of the State of Israel's development cooperation programs.
MASHAV activities in Nepal can be traced back to 1960s, the early years of establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Israel and Nepal. Since then more than 1500 Nepalese
professionals have participated in MASHAV training courses both in Israel and Nepal. Now, MASHAV activities have expanded to cooperation by establishment of Agriculture Demonstration Farm (Dhading) and in the fields of Agriculture, Early Childhood Education and Public Health.
Shalom members after completion of their education/training in Israel are using their learnt skills in various fields like poultry, agriculture, health, ECD et cetera into practice after coming back to Nepal.