PM Modi first visitor to Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalay, a museum which showcases the lives of all PMs of independent India beyond Nehru
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the highly sought after Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalay in the Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi. The museum traces the lives of fourteen prime ministers of independent India, from Jawaharlal Nehru to the titular Narendra Modi.
Delhi: Prime Minister Modi buys first ticket at ‘Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya’, a museum dedicated to the country’s prime ministers since independence pic.twitter.com/Qu0rUofSMu
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Because of Ambedkar Jayanti, on April 14, the Prime Minister inaugurated the newly constructed Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalay to mark the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ or 75 years of Indian independence. On Thursday morning, the Prime Minister arrived at the spacious lawns of Teen Murti Bhavan in which the new museum is being built and bought the first visitor ticket before entering the premises. This move by Modi underscored India’s democratic heritage which he often highlights in his speeches as a virtue deeply rooted in our civilizational consciousness.
The Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalay
The High Tech Museum showcases the history of Indian prime ministers and their contributions to nation building. Visitors will have first-hand experience through visual and digital means to learn about the leadership, vision and accomplishments of all of our Premiers. The museum is located in the Teen Murti Bhavan complex, a 25-acre piece of land which houses the Teen Murti Bhavan – the residence of Jawaharlal Nehru, the Nehru Memorial Library which will now also house the museum dedicated to the Prime Ministers of India.
Guided by the vision of Prime Minister Shri @Narendra Modi to honor the contribution of all prime ministers of India to nation building, the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is a tribute to every prime minister of India since independence. pic.twitter.com/CrRBfuZHYk
—G Kishan Reddy (@kishanreddybjp) April 13, 2022
The design incorporates the former Teen Murti Bhavan into the new master plan which will be designated as Block – I with the newly constructed building designated as Block II. The building is a hemispherical dome topped by an Ashoka Chakra that tells the story of a nascent India shaped by the hands of its rulers. According to the PMO, the total floor area of the two blocks is combined at more than 15,600 square meters. The design that incorporates sustainable and energy conservation practices is built in such a way that no trees were cut or transplanted during its construction.
The museum hosts archives, personal items, gifts and memorabilia, speeches by Prime Ministers and anecdotal depictions of ideologies and different aspects of their lives in 43 themed galleries designed as a journey of experience as you go. as you walk through the museum. The appropriate use of technology with the inculcation of holograms, virtual reality, augmented reality, multi-touch, multimedia, interactive kiosks, computerized kinetic sculptures, smartphone applications, interactive displays and installations experiential is used, which makes the museum a state of the art. 21st century art architectural element.
“A matter of pride for all Indians”
Prime Minister Modi, in his inaugural address, said, “This museum is a great inspiration to us as we celebrate 75 years of independence. I can also see families of former PMs today. This event is honored by their presence. He added: ‘It is a matter of pride for all Indians that most of our prime ministers come from very modest families and every government has a role to play in bringing India to where it is today . Prime Minister Sangrahalaya has also become a living reflection of the common heritage of each government that has served the country.
Prime Minister Modi said, “Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya” will open the doors of knowledge, ideas and experience for generations to come. “In the face of challenges, every Prime Minister has tried to move the country forward. These are all public memory things. If the youth and future generations will know about the Prime Ministers then they will be inspired by them,” he said while stressing the role the museum would play in educating young people about the history of independent India.