Following the decision by Haryana state government, the corporate hub ‘Gurgaon’ will now be known as ‘Gurugram’. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar approved the decision of renaming the city on April 12, claiming that the locals have been demanding for the name change for a long time.
The city holds a long history and had been known as Gurugram since the times of Guru Dronacharya, Haryana government spokesperson said. The official statement also mentioned that the decision of renaming the city has been taken on the basis of repeated demands by representatives of several fora.
Gurgaon is located to the south-west of the National capital Delhi and has close to 1 million population. With rapid urbanization, Gurugram (Gurgaon) has become a leading financial and industrial hub with third highest per capita income in the Country. Gurugram, popularly known as Millennium City, provides the official space for more than 250 Fortune 500 companies.
“Haryana is a historic land of the Bhagwat Gita and Gurgaon had been a center of learning. It had been known as Gurugram since the times of Guru Dronacharya. The town was a great center of education where the princes used to be provided education. Therefore, since long the people of the area had been demanding that Gurgaon be renamed as Gurugram,” official spokesperson said.
Gurugram is historically inhabited by the Hindu people and the land was owned by Pandavas and Kauravas, who gifted the land to Guru Dronacharya, their spiritual guru.
Additionally, Haryana government also decided to rename Mewat district as Nuh. Mewat is a geographical and cultural unit, spread beyond Haryana in the adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Headquarters of Mewat district is at Nuh town.
The state government claimed that the names have been changed to fulfill long awaiting demand of the locals.