Opposition slams Gurgaon name change

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A major controversy has erupted on Wednesday (April 13) over Haryana Government’s move to rename Gurgaon, the corporate hub of Haryana on the outskirts of Delhi, as Gurugram. The Government has said that the name is after Guru Dronacharya. The decision was taken by the BJP government claiming that people of the area have been making a demand in this regard. An official spokesman said the decision to change the name was taken on the basis of the representations received in several fora that it would be appropriate to rename Gurgaon as ‘Gurugram’, an official spokesman said. Legend has it that Gurgaon derived its name from the name of Guru Dronacharya, the master of archery in Mahabharata who tutored the Pandavas. The village was given as gurudakshina to him by his students — the Pandavas — and hence it came to be known as Guru-gram, which in course of time is said to have got distorted to Gurgaon.

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