- Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad and Babai will now be known as Narmadapuram and Makhan Nagar
- The name change of two cities in Madhya Pradesh will be effective on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti
- Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed his gratitude towards Centre, PM Modi for accepting state’s request.
Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad and Babai will now be known as Narmadapuram and Makhan Nagar, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed on Thursday. The name change of two cities in Madhya Pradesh will be effective on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti.
The chief minister informed that the state government had sent a proposal to the Centre for the name change of two cities which have been accepted. Babai is the birthplace of Dada Makhanlal Chaturvedi.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed his gratitude towards the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accepting the state’s request.
Salute to Dada Makhanlal, the eminent cinematographer and great personality of Indian poetry. Babai will now be known as ‘Makhan Nagar’. This is a humble attempt to honour his personality and creativity, Shivraj Singh said.
Along with this, the request for renaming Hoshangabad district as ‘Narmadapuram’ has also been approved by the Central Government. The change will be implemented from the auspicious occasion of Narmada Jayanti, he added.
Hearty congratulations to Prime Minister @narendramodi on behalf of the entire state including the residents of Babai and Hoshangabad, the MP Chief Minister tweeted.