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19 Aug 2020

Israeli food distributed to mark Fathers’ Day

Foreign Affairs News Desk
Foreign Affairs News Desk
Food being distributed.
Food being distributed.

On the occasion of Father’s Day today (August 19), the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu with cooperation of Marriott Hotel-Kathmandu, delivered delectable healthy and freshly packed vegetarian Israeli food to the Manav Kalyan Samaj.

Aiming to bring smiles on the faces of fathers, including mothers and children, the Israeli Embassy has provided a day meal of Israeli food to all 73 people of the Samaj, according to the press release of the Israeli Embassy.

Israeli Ambassador Benny Omer

Expressing happiness and satisfaction to be able to contribute, Israeli Ambassador Benny Omer said, “Food can bring human beings from different countries and cultures closer to each other and thus, contribute to a better understanding and tolerance towards each other that we all need so much.”

Chef at Marriott Hotel –Kathmandu, Sanjeev Ranjan said that “one can garner a better sense of how food serves as a tool of soft power and communication-when language alone is not enough.”

“Food brings countries closer with growing responsiveness,” he believes.

Founder Chairperson of the Samaj Ms. Sumitra Chaulagain thanked the embassy for valuable cooperation extended to the Samaj working for the people who are facing problems and in dire need of foods to alive, it reads.

The Embassy of Israel is hopeful that this festive lunch, on the special occasion of Father’s Day, has succeeded in bringing smiles on the faces of the little children and psycho-socially challenged people and made them feel valued.

The Embassy of Israel also donated hand sanitizers, hand sanitizer dispenser, hand wash, surgical masks and gloves to the organization hoping to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the Embassy of Israel in Nepal initiated the Zoom Webinar on “The Israeli Food Diversity through the Shakshuka Spices,” on Monday-17th August 2020.

At the invitation of the Embassy, Kathmandu Marriott Hotel joined the webinar for an excursion through Israel’s culinary history and Israeli culture.

Executive Chef of Marriot Hotel, Sanjeev Ranjan along with Gaurav Agrawal, Director MS Group, Assistant Director Food and Beverage Subarna Thapa and Marketing and Communication Manager Ms. Swastika Ghosal had participated in a virtual meeting over the Zoom with famous TV personality and Israeli Chef Gil Hovav.

The staffs of the hotel learnt about the Israeli cuisine and took inspiration from the Israeli Chef, said the release.

Upon learning few interesting recipes about Israeli cuisine, the Marriott Hotel prepared the Israeli dishes, taking full care of safety measures during COVID-19 pandemic.

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