Gurgaon to be renamed as 'Gurugram', Mewat as 'Nuh'

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-04-12 20:12 Chandigarh: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved proposals to change the names Gurgaon as Gurugram and Mewat as Nuh. The district (now Gurgaon), which has been existence since the times of Mahabharata, was given as gurudakshina to Guru Dronacharya by his students, the Pandavas; and hence, it came to be known as 'Guru-gram', which in course of time got distorted to Gurgaon. Announcing the decision, Haryana Government's official spokesman on Tuesday said, "The decision to change the name of Gurgaon as Gurugram has been taken on the basis of representations received at several fora that it would be appropriate to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram." "Haryana is a historic land of the Bhagwat Gita and Gurgaon had been a centre of learning. It had been known as Gurgaon since the times of Guru Dronacharya. Gurgaon was a great centre 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," he added. Mewat, he said, in fact is a geographical and cultural unit and not a town. "It is spread beyond Haryana in the adjoining States of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The headquarters of Mewat district is at Nuh town," he said. The people of area and the elected representatives had been demanding that the name of Mewat be changed as Nuh, he added. (ANI)