Lucknow: After altering the names of Allahabad to Prayagraj and Mughalsarai to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Nagar, the Yogi Adityanath authorities in Uttar Pradesh is planning to alter the identify of Agra to Agravan.
The state authorities has requested the Ambedkar College in Agra to look into the historic side of the identify. The historical past division of the college is now wanting on the proposal.
Prof Sugam Anand, head of the division of historical past in Dr B R Ambedkar College of Agra, confirmed this to IANS. He stated, “we have received a letter from the state government to look for historical evidence if Agra city was known by any other name. We have begun the research and will reply to the letter.”
In keeping with sources, the Yogi authorities is planning to alter the identify from Agra to Agravan since some historians consider that this was the unique identify of town that’s residence to the Taj Mahal.
Historians and consultants have been requested to look into the circumstances and time when Agravan’s identify was modified to Agra.
BJP MLA Jagan Prasad Garg, who handed away just lately, had earlier written a letter to Yogi Adityanath, requesting him to alter the identify of Agra to Agravan.
The proposal had re-ignited the controversy on the problem.
Those that need it named as ‘Agravan’ have been inserting their argument in help of it since lengthy however many others name Agra as Akbarabad after Emperor Akbar, who made it the capital of the Mughal Empire.
Tourism commerce consultants, nevertheless, have reservations on any such transfer.
“Agra is known worldwide as the city of Taj Mahal and a change of name would not go down well,” stated Rakesh Tiwari, a journey and tour operator.