On 28-3-2001, the Israeli Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Yaacob Amitay visited the BAPS Mandir in Nairobi. He was accompanied by the Commercial Attache and General Manager for East Africa of Israel Airlines Mr. Ytzhak (Issac) Benshetrit. They spent two hours admiring the mandir and the 'Glorious India' exhibition. Both were very touched by the warm traditional welcome and impressed by the architecture and other general features of the mandir complex.