US troops shown as Indian Army soldiers on Martyrs Day hoardings across Chandigarh!

On a day which was meant to remember and salute the sacrifice made by India's three great sons on the solemn occasion of Martyr's Day, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation ended up committing an embarrassing goof-up.

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2015, 16:42 PM IST
US troops shown as Indian Army soldiers on Martyrs Day hoardings across Chandigarh!

Chandigarh: On a day which was meant to remember and salute the sacrifice made by India's three great sons on the solemn occasion of Martyr's Day, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation ended up committing an embarrassing goof-up.

In a major blunder, the civic body of Chandigarh authorised the putting up of such Martyr's Day hoardings across the town, which had the photographs of three US soldiers instead of Indian Army men, reports said.

March 23 is marked as the Martyr's Day to honour the sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev who were hanged to death on this very day in 1931.

The horadings were put up to let the citizens know about the events to be held for the commemoration of the martyrdom day, that would include a wreath-laying ceremony and honouring the war widows.

The poster reads, “Municipal Corporation Saluted the Martyrs of the Nation” and below it is a photograph of three US soldiers, reportedly edited to hide the US flags tucked on their uniforms.

The major faux pas comes even as PM Narendra Modi is set to visit Hussainiwala in Punjab to pay homage to the three freedom fighters who were martyred on this very day in 1931.