MUMBAI: Yash Chopra was honoured with the title of Ambassador of Interlaken, making him the first recipient of this award.
A silver plaque was also dedicated to him, which will be placed in Interlaken along the Hoheweg. Hosted by the Mayor of Interlaken, Urs Graf, at the Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa amidst Swiss politicians and industrialists along with selected Indian and Swiss media.
A Yash Chopra Suite was also inaugurated at the Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa. Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa CEO Hans – Rudolf Rütti, handed the keys to Chopra.
A further honour was the Yash Chopra Train which was launched as part of the Jungfrau Railways, Switzerland, possibly the first of its kind tribute. The ceremony was held at Kleine Scheidegg, Chopra did the honours along with the CEO of Jungfrau Railways, Urs Kessler.
Chopra stated that the gesture by the people of Switzerland was a matter of national pride. The warmth and affection shown to him by the Swiss will be one of the most unforgettable and cherished experiences of his life.