Haryana city Gurgaon has a new name now, ‘Gurugram’. The government of Haryana took the decision today and in the official statement released by them said that the decision was taken on the basis of representations received from the different forum.
The official spokesperson said that Gurgaon has been the land of learning since time immemorial. Said the spokesperson,
Haryana is the historic land of Bhagwad Gita and Guragon has always been a centre of learning. It was referred to as Gurgaon since the times of Guru Dronacharya. It has been a really long time since people demanded the name change from Gurgaon to Gurugraam.
Not only is Gurgaon’s name changed but Mewat, a district in Haryana, will be now called ‘Nuh’. The spokesperson said that people of the area and elected representatives suggested the name change.
As soon as the news broke, many took to Twitter to express their feelings. Many did not particularly like the idea of calling the development hub Gurugraam and came up with hilarious tweets. Here are a few of them to tickle your funny bones.
#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
Gurgaon to Gurugram . . . . Noida to Naveda — Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) April 13, 2016
Gurgaon now called #Gurugram. When will Telangana be called Telegram, Digboi be called Diagram,Anand called Anagram and Monohurpur Monogram.
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) April 12, 2016
After #Gurugram I vote to change the name of the country to IIN-DIA.
— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) April 12, 2016
Shakespeare~ What’s in a name?
— ruchi kokcha (@ruchikokcha) April 12, 2016
Good news for ladies. Now they can step out after 8 pm in Gurgaon. (Because it doesn’t exist.) — वरुण (@varungrover) April 12, 2016
Just heard that Gurgaon has been renamed to ‘Don’t Come Here’.
— Ashish Shakya (@stupidusmaximus) April 12, 2016
— PhD in Bakchodi !! (@Atheist_Krishna) April 12, 2016