Gurgaon, Apr 13: The Haryana government has changed the name of Millenium City Gurgaon to Gurugram. The decision was taken on the basis of the representations received at several fora that it would be appropriate to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram.
"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.
What do IT guys who lived in Gurgaon call themselves? Programmer, Gurugrammer. #Gurugram— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) April 12, 2016
Amazing. In one stroke Gurgaon's water, traffic, crime and power problem eliminated. It is #Gurugram that needs to fix itself now!— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) April 12, 2016
On Ambedkar Jayanti BJP renames Gurgaon to #Gurugram - Guru Dronacharya's Gaon.— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) April 12, 2016
The Guru who took away a Shudra Eklavya's thumb. Appalling.
Plan to make a quick trip to #Gurugram. I shall call it Instagram.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 12, 2016
#Gurugram may have been OK a few decades ago, but wouldn't GuruKilo have been more appropriate now? Nuh ? Ok, then...— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) April 12, 2016
Like Gurgaon wasn't a name bad enough. #Gurugram— Mayank Jain (@Mayank1029) April 12, 2016