The Agra airport would now be named after RSS ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya while the upcoming civil terminal at Gorakhpur Air Force station would be named after Mahayogi Gorakhnath who is known as the founder of the Nath monastic movement.
These decisions were taken in a meeting of the Uttar Pradesh state cabinet headed by chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday.
“A decision was taken to name the civil terminal being constructed in Gorakhpur Air Force Station after Maha Yogi Gorakhnathji. Likewise, Agra airport will now be named after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay,” the state power minister Shrikant Sharma told reporters.
Significantly, Adityanth himself is the head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt, a leading centre of the Nath monastic order. The state Cabinet also approved another change in nomenclature on Tuesday.
The ‘Viklang Kalyan Vibhag’ (Handicap Welfare Department) would be renamed as the ‘Divyang Jan Shasaktikaran Vibhag’ (‘Divyang’ Empowerment Department), Sharma said. ‘Divyang’ is a term used for the differently-abled.
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