Chandigarh: In a major decision, the Haryana government on Tuesday announced that Gurgaon will now be known as 'Gurugram'.
But, why did the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government decide to rename the corporate hub of Haryana?
Here are the reasons cited by the Haryana government:-
The Khattar government claimed that people of the area have been making a demand in this regard.
Gurgaon to Gurugram: On what basis?
The decision to change the name of Gurgaon to 'Gurugram' has been taken on the basis of the representations received at several fora that it would be appropriate to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram, according to an official spokesman of the government.
Bhagwat Gita, Centre of learning
Haryana is a historic land of the Bhagwat Gita and Gurgaon had been a centre of learning, says the spokesman.
"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," reasons the spokesman.
Gurgaon is known as the corporate hub of Haryana. It is situated on the outskirts of Delhi.