Haryana Government has decided to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram and Mewat as Nuh.
While stating this in Chandigarh on Tuesday, an official spokesman said that the decision to change the name of Gurgaon as Gurugram had been taken on the basis of the representations received at several fora that it would be appropriate to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram. He said that Haryana is a historic land of the Bhagwat Gita and Gurgaon had been a centre of learning. It had been known as Gurugram since the times of Guru Dronacharya and 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 spokesperson said that Mewat, in fact was 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. The people of area and the elected representatives had been demanding that the name of Mewat be changed as Nuh.
He said that the Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved the proposal to change the names of Gurgaon and Mewat.