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Switzerland in India and Bhutan

Switzerland in India and Bhutan

Welcome to the Swiss National Day Program for India and Bhutan

2021 is yet another unusual year. Uncertain times have forced us to reimagine our lives and we continue to function in a virtual mode. Every year on the 1st of August, Switzerland celebrates its national day to commemorate its legendary founding in 1291. However, today, when there is much suffering all around us, safeguarding human lives takes precedence over everything else.

Owing to the restrictions and the ongoing risks of the pandemic, we become even more aware of the importance of social closeness and solidarity. Though we miss personal interactions, hope is what keeps us all going and we hope for better days for all of us soon.

As we are all in this together, Switzerland wishes to express its solidarity with the people of India and Bhutan. The Embassy of Switzerland to India and Bhutan, the Consulates General of Switzerland in Mumbai and Bangalore, would like to offer you  some lighter moments through our virtual program consisting of some short videos. Thus, we aim to bring together fellow Swiss citizens as well as friends of Switzerland, albeit digitally.

*Please note, the Embassy is not partaking in the Win a Dinner with the Ambassador contest due to the Covid-19 situation.


Message from the Swiss Ambassador to India and Bhutan

A special message from Dr. Ralf Heckner, Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan, on the occasion of the Swiss National Day 2021.

Bollywood’s Swiss Connection

A romantic walk through some beautiful Swiss locales, where Bollywood's iconic songs and scenes were shot. Let's go to Switzerland - even if for now only virtually. How many movies were you able to recognize? Tell us in the comments section below.

Swiss, Indian or Swissindian? 

We asked some of our colleagues to choose between India and Switzerland in ten questions. See what they said and tell us what are your choices?


The language of music is universally understood and goes beyond all borders – geographical, cultural or linguistic. Music offers a source of strength as well as solace for many. On occasion of the Swiss national day, Switzerland reiterates its stand for humanity, its wellbeing, and in the spirit of solidarity and togetherness presents SolidariTree – a musical offering from Switzerland, India and Bhutan.Working from miles apart, Nik Bärtsch (Switzerland), Sharat Chandra Srivastava (India) and Ngawang Yeshey (Bhutan), three composers and musicians, bring the ethos of their own musical traditions together in a collaborative dialogue between cultures.

Teilen 'Mission 1. August'

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