Switzerland’s mighty Matterhorn mountain lit up with Indian tricolour Credit: Facebook/Zermatt Matterhorn

New Delhi: Switzerland expressed solidarity with India in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic by lighting up the tricolour on Matterhorn mountain in the Alps on Friday night.

“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 Facebook page.

Light artist Gerry Hofstetter projected the Tricolour onto the 14,692-foot tall peak in the Swiss Alps. The photo was clicked by Gabriel Perren.

The pictures of the might mountain projecting the Indian flag were also shared by Gurleen Kaur, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer based in Geneva.

“Friendship from Himalayas to Alps. Thank You @zermatt_tourism,” Kaur tweeted.

Indians expressed their gratitude towards Switzerland for sending positive vibes at hard times like this. One user said, “In this challenging time , all positive energy are coming together … Jay Hind .. Bharat Mata ki jay …. Thank you Switzerland.” Another wrote, “That’s a great honour.”

The mountain has been illuminated with the flags of Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, United States, France, Italy and others in recent weeks as part of nightly series to show the support of Zermatt town for the countries fighting COVID-19.

The hashtags #stayhome and #hope, and a read heart have also been displayed on the mountain.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has increased to more than 2.24 million, including 1.54 lakh deaths and 5.6 lakh recoveries.

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