Gujarat Govt Applies For A Patent To Rename ‘Dragon Fruit’ To ‘Kamalam’, Check out Twitter’s reaction:
Renaming places and things in a thing in our country. You must remember the time when several Indian cities were renames like Coimbatore, Gurugram, and Allahabad. Well, looks like people were not satisfied with just changing the names of cities and railway stations. Recently, a politician has proposed to change the name of the foreign fruit commonly known as ‘Dragon Fruit’ to ‘Kamalam’.
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani during a media interaction on Tuesday said that the government has applied for a patent to change the nomenclature of dragon fruit to ‘Kamalam’. He did this because to him, the word ‘dragon’ for the fruit sounded inappropriate.
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
He said: We have applied for the patent of the Dragon fruit to be called as Kamalam. But as of now, we the Gujarat government have decided to call the fruit Kamalam,”
Explaining why he wants to name it ‘Kamalam’, he said:
“Even though the fruit is known as dragon fruit, it doesn’t sound appropriate. The word Kamalam is a Sanskrit word and the fruit does have the shape of the lotus, so we have decided to call it Kamalam, and there’s nothing political about it. Nobody has to be alarmed by the word Kamalam,” he added.
Well, you not the only one irked, check out how people reacted online:
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
Hakka noodles and Schezwan fried rice feeling left out , please rename asap !
— Dr.Samyak vakil (@samyak4real) January 20, 2021
— Parth nasit (@theparthnasit) January 20, 2021
— Tanvi Shukla (@tanvishukla) January 20, 2021
— Pooja Prasanna (@PoojaPrasanna4) January 20, 2021
— IdlyVadaa (@IdlyVadaa) January 20, 2021
— SS Bunty (@podidosai) 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
— Memes 2021 (@Memesindia2021) January 20, 2021
What are you thoughts about this move?