Switzerland lights up Indian Tricolor at Matterhorn Mountain Alps to express solidarity in fight against COVID-19

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Published: April 18,2020 05:40 PM
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April 18, 2020: Switzerland has expressed solidarity with India in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic by projecting the tricolor on the famous Matterhorn mountain in the Swiss Alps .

April 18, 2020: Switzerland has expressed solidarity with India in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic by projecting the tricolor on the famous Matterhorn mountain in the Swiss Alps to give "hope and strength" to all Indians.



The Swiss Alps on Friday flaunted the Indian tricolor to give out a message of unity and hope during the escalating coronavirus pandemic. In a breathtaking light illumination series as a part of an effort to spread hope around the world during this dark time, renowned Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter has been lighting up the 14,690 feet mountain of Matterhorn with spectacular displays of country flags. The gesture is to inspire solidarity among the people during these demanding times.



Hofstetter has been doing these light projections of different flags of different countries since March 24. The flags of Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Swiss region of Ticino were also beamed onto the mountain on Wednesday night. Indian Foreign Service Officer Gurleen Kaur took to twitter to share the photos of the India flag on the Matterhorn Mountain, nearly 800 meters high and said, "Friendship from Himalayas to Alps. Thank You."



Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared the tweet with a caption saying, "The world is fighting COVID-19 together. Humanity will surely overcome this pandemic." As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, Switzerland has been sending out messages of hope, love and empathy.



The daily projections have been illuminating the mountain since the end of March. The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 480 and the number of cases to 14,378 in India on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The country has extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3 to stem the spread of coronavirus.