Haryana Government on 12 April 2016 decided to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram and Mewat as Nuh.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has accorded approval to the proposal but this new decision will be placed before the Haryana cabinet before being sent to the Union Government.
The decision to change the name of Gurgaon was taken on the basis of the representations received at several forums by the people of Gurgaon. The city’s name change stems from a proposal by the municipal corporation in 2012. A committee had been formed to address the issue.
Gurgaon had been a centre of learning where the princes, Pandavas and Kauravas, used to get education from Guru Dronacharya and at that time the city was known as Gurugram.
However, Mewat is not a town, in fact it is a geographical and cultural unit spread beyond Haryana in the adjoining States of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Headquarters of Mewat district is at Nuh town. The decision of changing its name was taken following the demand of people of area and the elected representatives. They had been demanding that the name of Mewat be changed as Nuh.
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Who: Haryana government
When: 12 April 2016