New Delhi: The Swiss Alps on Friday displayed the Indian Tricolor in a bid to express solidarity to all Indians in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
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 Embassy in Switzerland tweeted, “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.”
INDIAN TRICOLOR ON THE MATTERHORN MOUNTAIN: 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. @MEAIndia pic.twitter.com/y4diNDSlT9
— India in Switzerland & Liechtenstein (@IndiainSwiss) April 17, 2020
Renowned Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter has been spreading light of hope to the world amid the darkness caused due to pandemic.
He said, “Light is hope. So if you do a message with light in such a situation as we are in now, you give that hope — especially with this iconic, standalone, pyramid-shaped, incredibly strong mountain.”
He added, “You can go back in history, two, three or four thousand years; when they had disease, it was art that brought people together for hope and looking for a brighter future once again. Only art can do this.”