Although many ambassadors and their families come and go, some pen down their experiences of staying in Nepal. Neichu Mayer is one of them. For her contribution, Nepali Embassy in Israel felicitated and honored Neichu Mayer and her son Shohan at the embassy for publishing the book Sitapaila.
Attended by family members of Mayer and head of Nepal Division of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, other officers of the ministry, Israeli Ambassador to Nepal Hanan Godar, Nepalese living in Israel and Israeli citizens and others, the program was organized to mark sixty years of establishment of diplomatic relations with Nepal.
Welcoming the guests, ambassador of Nepal to Israel Dr. Anjan Shakya thanked author Mayer for publishing the book. She said that this will further enhance the bilateral relations between Nepal and Israel.
Ambassador Dr. Shakya has expressed happiness to honor Mayer and organize the program to mark sixty years of establishment of diplomatic relations.
Expressing happiness over the honor, Mayer said that her stay in Nepal was positive despite experiencing several tragic natural calamities like earthquake, avalanches and bus accidents.
Ambassador Hanan Godar presented the book written through the lens of children to audiences. Head of Nepal Division of Foreign Ministry of Israel said that Israel-Nepal relation is now at highest level and expressed the hope that both the countries can move in future with further collaboration.
Former ambassador of Israel to Nepal Mayer expressed his happiness over the book published by his wife recollecting her stay in Nepal. He said that the book will help further strengthen relations between the two countries.
What is Sitapaila
Being a spouse of diplomat does not only consist of attending receptions, high profile functions of host country, dinner and lunch with expats and colleagues. However, it also involves the personal life as well.
The personal life is informal and very much family oriented. Many books are available related to the formal aspects of the life of ambassador’s wife. However, only a few have attempted to look into the social life or informal parts.
The book is about a whole new adventure which begins in a little boy who finds out that his family is going to move to Nepal. From a most advanced country Israel with different natural and cultural setting, his new home is far away in Nepal. Sitapaila is the most magical place he could ever imagine. This is what she has described in her book.
Trained in development and humanitarian work, the author is passionate about cross-cultural learning and embracing diversity. She is fascinated by the interaction between children and animals, and their ability to imagine the good side of life under any circumstances. She believes that everyone needs a small dose of childlike curiosity, animal-like adaptability and joy in little things, every day.
Neichu Mayer and her husband Yaron Mayer stayed in Nepal during very difficult situations including political and natural disasters. She experienced and saw the great earthquake of Nepal in 2015 and hectic work of her husband to bring Israeli humanitarian medical team to provide medical aid to victims of the earthquake.
Although she observed all the formal and informal parts of her husband, Neichu Mayer reminisces beautifully on her four years in Nepal.
A personal memoir of the reflections and fascinating episodes of the wife of a Israel’s diplomatic service officer covering her observation in Nepal on mental health along with growing her small kid.
She brings to life her many experiences while providing insights on the culture and people among whom she lived.
She reflects on the, people and events that defined the times during her husband's service in Nepal. An excellent read, filled with truth and history, this is a book you can't put down.
She is giving support for mental health. The book is now available in Amazon India and maybe also Nepal.
“This is my first ever children's book. The book is derived from my son's memory of his first 3 years, in Nepal. I am so grateful for this opportunity to put a small smile on a kid's face,” said Mayer.
A whole new adventure begins when a little boy finds out that his families are going to move. His new home is far away in Nepal. Sitapaila is the most magical place he could ever imagine. He meets new friends and comes across many different types of animals. Ducks, fishes, chickens, cows, even a monkey make Sitapaila a really fun place to live. Even Inle the cat is excited! The little boy will always remember a place that is far away, but still his home.
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