Vice chairman of National Planning Commission Dr. Rabindra Kumar Shakya,Aviv Eizenband, Director of Forestry and Professional Development, Jewish National Fund – KerenKayemetLe'Israel, and ambassador of Israel to Nepal Hanan Goder-Goldberger jointly unveiled a wall marking the Shalom Trailinaugurated Shalom Trail Project" at GurjeBhanjyang section of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park.
The trekking trail was initiated by Shalom Club Nepal ( Alumni of Nepal graduates from Israel) as a symbolic venture to bring to bring awareness to learn to love Nature's Beauty.
“This is a symbol of Israel-Nepal partnership for nature conservation,” said ambassador Hanan. “Bio-diversity and nature must be preserved for future generation.”
“Government of Nepal appreciate the support given by the government of Israel to protect Nepal’s environment and nature,”said Dr. Shakya, who is also president of Shalom Club. “Since his arrival to Nepal Ambassador Hanan has been actively supporting Nepal’s conservation and developmental works.”
Supported by ambassador of Israel to Nepal Hanan Goder-Goldberger, the project is unique of its kinds. Since his arrival in Nepal two years ago, Hanan has actively involved in Nepal to promote Nepal’s conservation efforts.
Under this project, a walking trail had been marked and wooden steps were constructed. 12 important indigenous species of the plants that lie on the trail were marked with their Nepali and Scientific names along with their domestic as well as medicinal uses.
The Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Jewish National Fund-Israel (KKL-JNF), Shalom Club Nepal and the Embassy of Israel organized a program to mark the launching of 'Shalom Trail Project' on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park.
Jewish National Fund-Israel (KKL-JNF) prepared in Israel signs for this project, which is placed next to the important treesfor their identification. These signs are expected to last for many years.
More than 100 environment and nature lovers, comprising of Shalom Club Nepal members, Businessmen, media persons, Israeli tourists and volunteers and the Israel Embassy family and 30 students and teachers from nearby Baundeshwor Higher Secondary School took part in the project.
The plan in the future is also to develop such a project in Israel dedicated for the people of Nepal.
The project aims to promote and protect important indigenous trees that are found in the area, make people aware of the medicinal values and their uses and encourage them to visit this beautiful place.