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 (April 16, 2020).
The Swiss Alps on Friday (April 17, 2020) projected the Indian tricolor to give out a message of unity and hope during the coronavirus pandemic. In a spectacular light illumination series is 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 (April 16, 2020).
The words “hope”, “solidarity” and “stay home” have also been projected onto the Swiss Alps, along with a giant red heart on a white background during the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared the picture of the Matterhorn mountain with Indian Tricolour and said, ”The world is fighting COVID-19 together. Humanity will surely overcome this pandemic
Globally two million people are known to have been infected, while over 150,000 lives have been lost in the pandemic.