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Gurugram gets nod from Haryana cabinet

The city is inching closer to its new name Gurugram with the Haryana cabinet on Tuesday approving the proposal of revenue and disaster management department to change the name of the district from Gurgaon to Gurugram.

gurgaon Updated: Oct 19, 2016 16:55 IST
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The state government announced that the renaming of Gurgaon as Gurugram (master’s village) and Mewat as Nuh was done on April 12 in keeping with the sentiments of the locals to change these names.
The state government announced that the renaming of Gurgaon as Gurugram (master’s village) and Mewat as Nuh was done on April 12 in keeping with the sentiments of the locals to change these names. (HT File photo )

The city is inching closer to its new name Gurugram with the Haryana cabinet on Tuesday approving the proposal of revenue and disaster management department to change the name of the district from Gurgaon to Gurugram. The cabinet also passed the resolution to rename Mewat district as Nuh.

The state government announced that the renaming of Gurgaon as Gurugram (master’s village) and Mewat as Nuh was done on April 12 in keeping with the sentiments of the locals to change these names.

After that, the union ministry of home affairs in a letter dated September 22 approved the name changes.

Now, after a gazette notification is released by the Haryana government, the new names of the two districts can officially be used.

According to sources, the notification is expected soon. Soon after the notification, the state government will be required to send another notification to different government offices for necessary changes and alterations in their records.

The name Gurugram derives from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. According to the local belief, princes Pandavas and Kauravas donated the land that is currently known as Gurgaon to their teacher Guru Dronacharya as a teaching fee or guru dakshina.

It is also believed that Dronacharya used to live on the banks of a pond that used to be situated in a village in old Gurgaon.