Chandigarh: Gurgaon has been renamed Gurugram, the Haryana government announced on Tuesday.
This decision has been taken by the Khattar government which claimed today that people of the area have been making a demand in this regard.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
"The decision to change the name of Gurgaon as Gurugram has been taken on the basis of the representations received at several fora that it would be appropriate to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram," a state government spokesman said here.
"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 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," the spokesman said while justifying the decision of the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
The state government has also decided to rename Mewat as Nuh.
Mewat, 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 spokesman said.
The Headquarters of Mewat district is at Nuh town. The people of area and the elected representatives had been demanding that the name of Mewat be changed as Nuh, he further said.