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People tweet to vent their grouse on Gurgaon name change

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Published on 13 April 2016 6:08 AM GMT

People tweet to vent their grouse on Gurgaon name change
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Gurugram (Gurgaon): Though the name change of Gurgaon to Gurugram has been welcomed by many political parties but tweeples are not ready to take it easily.

The #Gurugram started to trend on twitter on Tuesday and is also trending on Wednesday.

Here are some tweets that will make your day:

About Gurgaon:

The home to many multi-national companies and sky rise buildings is an attractive destination for upwardly mobile professionals. Its proximity with the Delhi International airport also adds a feather to it.

It is a hub of 250 out of Fortune 500 companies.

How it derived its name:

“The district derives its name from Guru Dronacharya, who got the village as guru dakshina from his students, the Pandavas. Hence it came to be known as Guru-gram, which in course of time got distorted to Gurgaon. Thus the district has been existence since the times of Mahabharata, said the official website Gurgaon.nic.in.

Several Indian cities have been renamed in recent years to reflect local languages and regional sentiment. The old names like Madras, Calcutta, Bombay and Orissa smacked of colonialism, argued those in favour of changing the names of these cities to Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and Odisha.

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