Haryana govt changes Gurgaon to Gurugram, twitter users poke fun at the decision

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Haryana government on Tuesday decided to change the name of its business district Gurgaon to Gurugram and Mewat to Nuh.

Quoting a government statement India Today reported, “The decision to change the name of Gurgaon as Gurugram has been taken on the basis of the representations received at several fora that it would be appropriate to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram.”

The spokesperson added, “Haryana is a historic land of the Bhagwat Gita and Gurgaon had been a centre of learning. 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.”

But the decision didn’t appear to have gone down well with social media users with most mocking the announcement on the name-change.

Many took a dig at its phonetic similarity to Facebook’s photo-sharing platform Instagram, while others dubbed it an outcome of the nationalists’ creativity.

Twitter was busy all throughout Tuesday tirelessly discussing the announcement.

Here’s a snapshot of the twitter conversation;

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