The Haryana government has decided to rename Gurgaon, the corporate hub of Haryana on the outskirts of Delhi, as ‘Gurugram’and also to rename Mewat district as Nuh.
The Manohar Lal Khattar government has claimed that people of the area have been making a demand in this regard.
“Haryana is a historic land of the Bhagwat Gita and Gurgaon had been a centre of learning,” the spokesman said. “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,” he reasoned.
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.
Twitter had the most hilarious reactions:
Pic 1: #Gurgaon
Pic 2: #Gurugram
— PhD in Bakchodi !! (@Atheist_Krishna) April 12, 2016
Overheard: Gurgaon’s name to be changed to #Gurugram..
Meanwhile, residents of Bhosari & Pimpri in Pune be like.. pic.twitter.com/UujbZmZBbc
— Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) April 12, 2016
— Poulomi (@PouloCruelo) April 12, 2016
After Gudgaon is renamed Gurugram, telegana to rename itself Telegram.#chii
— Adi (@reviewero) April 12, 2016
Gurugram sounds more like a photo uploading app for Delhiites.
— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) April 12, 2016
“Gurugram” is how Sidhu orders cocaine
— Rohan (@mojorojo) April 12, 2016
@Sand_In_Deed @Ra_Bies Gurugram ke launde Nuh Nuh karke pyaar ha mar gaye mar gaye …. Sorry bad one
— Mohit Gulati (@desimojito) April 12, 2016
I left #Gurgaon, I return to #Gurugram
I feel like Tom Hanks in ‘The Terminal’. pic.twitter.com/r8UujoNTjL
— Pierre Fitter (@pierrefitter) April 12, 2016
Time to rename all Gurgaon wine shops to “Thekalaya” #Gurugram https://t.co/oVejZ0GVRA
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) April 12, 2016
Girls, stop clicking selfies, Gurugram has nothing to do with Instagram
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) April 12, 2016