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.