Gurgaon, the suburb outside Delhi with skyscrapers and gigantic malls, has undergone a change of name and will now be called Gurugram, This decision has been taken by Haryana government, which said that people in the area have been demanding this change for a while now. The decision was taken by the BJP government claiming that people of the area have been making a demand in this regard.
The Haryana government’s decision to rename the city got so much criticism on the microblogging site, as most of them questioned the logic of renaming the city.
This is how people on Twitter reacted:
It is said that Gurgaon derived its name from the name of Guru Dronacharya, the master of archery in Mahabharata who tutored the Pandavas. The village was given as gurudakshina to him by his students and hence it came to be known as Guru-gram, which in course of time is said to have got distorted to Gurgaon.
Not just Gurgaon(Gurugram), the government has also decided to change the name of Mewat district to Nuh.
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