The Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu together with Dhulikhel Hospital Kathmandu University Hospital organised the Tree Plantation program at Dhulikhel Hospital premises to celebrate the Jewish Festival for Nature - "Tu Bishvat", on Wednesday.
Around 300 fruit-trees were planted in Dhulikhel Hospital premises and few of its outreach centers on the occasion to promote greenery as well as an opportunity for Dhulikhel Hospital community to harvest the fruit with their benefit.
"Trees are the roots of all living," said Ambassador of Israel to Nepal, Hanan Goder after inaugurating the "Shalom Peace Garden" with Prof. Dr. Ram KM Shrestha, Director of Dhulikhel Hospital. "If you take care of the trees; they will take care of you."
After inaugurating the Peace Garden, Israeli Ambassador Goder, Dr. Shrestha including sdtaff of Embassy and the Hospital and Israeli volunteer, who have been working with the Nepali communities for past four months, planted trees.
Tu bishvat is a Jewish holiday that symbolizes the rebirth of nature. This year, it fell upon the dusk of February 7 through the dusk of February 8, 2012. However, this celebration span over three days, metamorphosing from a tree-planting holiday into an occasion with wider environmental and social significance. nepalnews.com