Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya is a reflection of the efforts of all the previous governments. He said, “Today, wherever we are, it is the result of the contribution of all the Prime Ministers since Independence. Every Prime Minister has contributed in their own way.”
“I acknowledge the contribution of all prime ministers since Independence. We need to remember the contribution of all the Prime Ministers to strengthen the constitution of our country,” he said.
Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates ‘Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya’- a museum dedicated to the country’s Prime Ministers since Independence
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also bought the first ticket to enter the Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya, after inaugurating the museum dedicated to the 14 former prime ministers of India. The museum will have a technologically-advanced display of the life and contributions of the country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, with a number of gifts received by him from all over the world put on display for the first time, according to officials.
The museum has been developed to create awareness about these leaders. It recognises the contributions of all the prime ministers irrespective of their ideology or tenure in office, the officials said.
Information was collected through institutions such as Doordarshan, Film Division, Sansad TV, Ministry of Defence, media houses (Indian and foreign), print media, foreign news agencies, the “Toshakhana” of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) etc. The families of the former prime ministers were also contacted for valuable information about them.
The content has been acquired on a perpetual licence in most cases. Appropriate use of archives (collected works and other literary works, important correspondences), personal items, gifts and memorabilia (felicitations, honours, medals conferred, commemorative stamps, coins etc.), speeches of the prime ministers, anecdotal representation of their ideologies and different aspects of their lives have been reflected in a thematic format.
The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya has employed cutting-edge technology-based interfaces to present information in an easy and interesting manner, especially for youngsters. Holograms, virtual reality, augmented reality, multi-touch, multi-media, interactive kiosks, computerised kinetic sculptures, smartphone applications, interactive screens, experiential installations etc. have been leveraged to make the exhibition content highly interactive.