Israeli Embassy Promotes Peace


Nov. 23, 2012, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol. : 06 No.-10 Nov. 09-2012 (Kartik 24, 2069)

At a time when Israel is facing threats of violence, its quest for achieving peace continues. With an aim to mark the importance of global peace, the embassy of Israel recently organized Wall painting on the wall of Social Welfare Council.



Organized by the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu along with the Social Welfare Council, artists painted wall painting on the wall of the "Social Welfare Council". According to Israeli Embassy, the theme of the day was "Peace".  Over a hundred children from Annapurna Higher Secondary School and Albert Einstein Academy Boarding High School, members from Shalom Club, Embassy staff, Israeli volunteers living in Nepal and a group of professional artists from Artlab life participated in a day long program beautifying the walls and each participant wrote on the wall his/her message of peace.  Doves and olive branches, which are international symbols of peace featured prominently.



"The painting was not a competition but a message going out to all people about the importance of striving for peace," said Israeli Embassy in the press release.  "The Embassy believes that even in troubled times we should always remember the importance of peace and always remind people what we should be heading.  This is a small step taken by the Embassy to tell the world that peace is beautiful and it is peace we all desire," said the Embassy. 


In the evening, three religious preachers/gurus, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian, were invited to speak about peace and what peace meant in their religions respectively. Ganesh Prasad Upadhyay, the Joint Secretary from the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction also attended the event.  Eighteen Doves and lanterns were released as a symbol of peace.

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