CoronaVirus: Switzerland projects Indian Tricolor on Matterhorn Mountain to send out a message of Strength & Unity
Matterhorn: Switzerland projected the Indian Tricolor on the famous Matterhorn mountain in the Swiss Alps to express solidarity with India in its fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic and send out a message of ‘hope and strength’ to all Indians.
“As one of the most populous countries in the world, India is suffering from the novel coronavirus crisis. The challenges in such a large country are immense. The Indian flag on the Matterhorn is intended to express our solidarity and give hope and strength to all Indians,” the tourism organisation Zermatt Matterhorn wrote on its Facebook page.
With the spread of the corona virus to almost all the countries, the whole world is fighting a pandemic with all its resources and immense courage. Amid these difficult circumstances, Switzerland has been sending out messages of hope, love and empathy. The daily projections have been illuminating the mountain since the end of March.
Gerry Hofstetter, the Swiss light artist has been lighting up the 4,478 meter pyramidal peak straddling between Switzerland and Italy with spectacular displays of flags of different countries and messages of hope as part of a nightly series supporting the nations combating the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
“Indian Tricolor of more than 1000 meters in size projected on Matterhorn Mountain, Zermatt, Switzerland to express solidarity to all Indians in the fight against Covid-19. A big thank you to @zermatt_tourism for the gesture,” the Indian embassy in Switzerland tweeted.
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.”