Switzerland iconic Matterhorn mountain illuminated with the Indian tricolour late Friday in a show of solidarity with India in its fight against the covid-19 pandemic. Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter has been lighting up the 4,478 m peak with displays of flags of different countries to show support for nations combating the pandemic.
The mountain Matterhorn is a mountain of the Alps and starddles situated between Switzerland and Italy. The mountain overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt.
“As one of the most populous countries in the world, India is suffering from the Corona 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 official Facebook page.
“Indian tricolour of more than 1000 m 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 wrote in regard to the gesture by retweeting @indiainswiss’ message with the caption, “The world is fighting covid-19 together, Humanity will surely overcome this pandemic.”