Modi inaugurates Prime Ministers’ museum, buys first ticket

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New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Pradhanmantri Sanghralaya (Prime Ministers’ museum) to the nation on Thursday at New Delhi in Teen Murti Bhavan in block II. The museum is a tribute to every Prime Minister of India since Independence, irrespective of their ideology or tenure in office.

This Sanghralaya will provide information regarding all the previous Prime Ministers of the country and their contribution in nation building. Modi also bought the first ticket of the museum. PMO in a statement said that starting from the displays on freedom struggle and the framing of the Constitution; the museum tells the story of how our Prime Ministers navigated the nation through various challenges and ensured the all-round progress of the country.

It is aimed at sensitizing and inspiring the younger generation about the leadership, vision and achievements of all our Prime Ministers. Guided by the vision of Modi to honour the contribution of all the Prime Ministers of India towards nation building, the museum is a tribute to every Prime Minister of India since Independence, irrespective of their ideology or tenure in office.

The design of the museum building is inspired by the story of rising India, shaped and moulded by the hands of its leaders. The design incorporates sustainable and energy conservation practices. No tree has been felled or transplanted during the course of work on the project. The logo of the museum represents the hands of the people of India holding the Dharma Chakra symbolizing the nation and democracy.

Representing a seamless blend of the old and the new, the museum integrates the erstwhile Teen Murti Bhawan designated as Block I, with the newly constructed building designated as Block II. The total area of the two blocks is over 15,600 square metres. There are a total of 43 galleries in the museum.

Information for the museum was collected through resources / repositories with institutions such as Prasar Bharati, Doordarshan, Films Division, Sansad TV, Ministry of Defence, Media Houses (Indian and foreign), Foreign News Agencies, etc. Appropriate use of Archives (Collected Works and other literary works, important correspondences), some Personal items, Gifts & Memorabilia (Felicitations, Honours, Medals conferred, commemorative stamps, coins, etc.), speeches of Prime Ministers and anecdotal representation of ideologies and different aspects of the lives of Prime Ministers have been reflected in a thematic format.

The museum has employed cutting-edge technology-based interfaces to encompass heterogeneity in content and frequent rotation of display. Holograms, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Multi-touch, Multimedia, interactive kiosks, computerized kinetic sculptures, Smartphone applications, interactive screens, experiential installations, etc., enable the exhibition content to become highly interactive and engaging.

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