Changing the name of cities is nothing new in our country but the Gujarat government is taking a unique step of changing the name of a fruit. The fruit in question is not an ordinary one but an exotic fruit! Yes, we are talking about Dragon fruit!
Speaking on the launch of Chief Minister Horticulture Development Mission, the Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani states that the word dragon is a very famous word but it is a Chinese word so his government has decided to rename it as Kamalam as the fruit’s outer shape is that of a lotus. He also says that it is not appropriate to use word dragon in the name of a fruit, adding that Kamalam is a Sanskrit word and there is nothing political in changing the fruit’s name. The CM also informs that the Gujarat government has also applied for the patent of the name Kamalam.
State government has decided rename Dragon Fruit. As the outer shape of the fruit resembles a lotus, hence Dragon Fruit shall be renamed as 'Kamalam': Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani (19.1) pic.twitter.com/tkWfCuUTN4
— ANI (@ANI) January 19, 2021
For past some time now, the farmers in Gujarat are growing Dragon fruit in good quantity. Dragon fruit is not much famous in India and it is also not easily available in the markets but as the Gujarat CM announced that its name will be changed, Twitter was not able to remain cool and this is how social media users reacted:
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) January 20, 2021
— PENCILASHAN (@pencilashan) January 20, 2021
— Kiran Uppunda (@kiranuppunda) January 20, 2021
— Divesh Bhagat (@DiveshBhagat11) January 20, 2021
— Memes 2021 (@Memesindia2021) January 20, 2021
— Mahi (@Mahi0x00) January 20, 2021
— Fanhood (@FanhoodStore) January 20, 2021
*Gujarat Govt. renames dragonfruit as Kamalam*
Meanwhile banana & orange: pic.twitter.com/pg5iWf1nmp
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) January 20, 2021
Names of city change by bjp
Dragon fruit be like : pic.twitter.com/3BIG5LFXGP
— Graphic Savvy (@GraphicsavvyK) January 20, 2021
A State Government & it's Chief Minister is busy renaming fruits now?!
This is why these people are paid salaries from the tax payers' money?
— Abhishek V. (@Abhishek2612V) January 19, 2021
— Jain (@jainszg) January 20, 2021
Hakka noodles and Schezwan fried rice feeling left out , please rename asap !
— Dr.Samyak vakil (@samyak4real) January 20, 2021
An ice cream parlour in S.F names a flavour after #KamalaHarris -Kamala Blossom’-of sheer respect😇. Our politician in Gujrat wants to rename Dragon Fruit as #Kamalam because he thinks it resembles the flower🙄and ‘Dragon’ is too Chhee for him🥴. Jo bhi kaho Kamala ka hamla hai😈
— Mumbai Ki Rani (@mymalishka) January 20, 2021
— SS Bunty (@podidosai) January 20, 2021
— Pooja Prasanna (@PoojaPrasanna4) January 20, 2021
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