The Matterhorn mountain of the Swiss Alps mountain ranges shone with a bright illuminating display of the Indian flag as a sign of solidarity and hope on Friday night.
Renowned Switzerland based light artist Gerry Hofstetter have been showcasing brilliant light displays of flags of different countries on the 14692 feet high mountain since March 24 with an aim to spread notes of positivity in this darkest hour of mankind.
Taking to Twitter, Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Gurleen Kaur shared snapshots of the nearly 800 metre high light projections of the Indian flag on the Matterhorn mountain.
“Switzerland expresses solidarity with India in its fight against COVID-19. Swiss mountain of Matterhorn lit in tricolour. Friendship from Himalayas to Alps,” she tweeted.
The projection was displayed near the resort of Zermatt on the Italian-Swiss border.
Hofstetter revealed that Mountain Matterhorn stands as a lighthouse beaming out messages of solidarity and unity.
“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 said.
“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,” he added.