Gurgaon is the corporate hub of Haryana. Now Gurgaon will be known as Gurugram. The Gurugram name was announced by the Manohar Lal Khattar government on 12th April 2016, Tuesday. The decision is taken by demand of residents.
Gurgaon Mayor Vimal Yadav said that, “In the past two years, after various meetings of the House, the resolution to change the name was passed thrice. This is a positive step and will only draw all of us closer to the rich heritage Gurgaon once had — which we all have forgotten about as a result of urbanization.”
Haryana is a historic land of Bhagwat Gita. It was a land where Dronacharya, the guru of the Pandavas in Mahabharat, had his ashram. A spokesperson said that, “Gurgaon was a great center of learning, where the princes were provided education. For long, the locals have been demanding that Gurgaon be renamed as Gurugram.”
As per the Gurgaon district’s official website, the district in ancient times “used to be known as Guru-gram, which in course of time got distorted to Gurgaon.”
According to a corporation committee member, “Most of us feel the city should be renamed Gurugram to emphasise the fact that this is where Guru Dronacharya used to live. Not many people are aware of it and there is nothing wrong in renaming it.”
“Corporation officials will be asked to change the name from Gurgaon to Gurugram in all revenue and registry records. All the records are available online and the entire process of changing the name will take about three months.”, Vimal yadav added.
Umesh Aggarwal, the BJP MLA from Gurgaon, said, “The demand to change the name to Gurugram has been on for the past 12 to14 years. This place never was Gurgaon. It always was Guru Gaon — village of the Guru. People distorted the name. Guru Dronacharya’s ashram was here — where Kauravas and Pandavas gained their gurukul. Mata Sheetla was his wife. We have a temple in her name in old Gurgaon.”
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