Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Prime Minister’s Museum in Delhi on the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar. Earlier this museum was known as Nehru Memorial Museum. From today its name has been changed to Prime Minister’s Museum.
Change started in 2018
The approval to convert the Nehru Memorial Museum into the Prime Minister’s Museum was given by the Central Government in 2018. Earlier, memories related to the country’s first Prime Minister Pt. Nehru were kept in it. Now it has information about all the 14 prime ministers of the country.
271 crore cost
The cost of this museum has come to about Rs 271 crore. The museum has two blocks. Their total area is in 15,600 square meters.
The information collected
Information related to the Prime Ministers for this museum has been collected from institutions like Doordarshan, Film Division, Parliament TV, Ministry of Defence, Media Houses (Indian and Foreign), Print Media, Foreign News Agencies, Toshakhana of Ministry of External Affairs etc. Their families were also contacted to gather valuable information about the former PM.
Design symbol of emerging India
The PM Museum will also tell the story of India’s freedom struggle to the making of the Constitution. Along with this, it has been told how our Prime Ministers rescued the country from various challenges and ensured all-round progress of the country. The design of the museum building is inspired by the story of emerging India. It has been given the shape of the hands of the leaders. The design features sustainable and energy conservation.
No trees were cut
No tree has been cut or transplanted in PM Museum premises. The logo of the building represents the hands of the people of India holding the wheel, symbolizing nation and democracy.
Use of state-of-the-art technologies
The Prime Minister’s Museum has been provided with state-of-the-art technology-based communication facilities to present information to the youth in an easy and interesting manner. Holograms, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Multi-Touch, Multi-media, Interactive Kiosks, Computerised Kinetic Sculptures, Smartphone Applications, Interactive Screens etc. have been installed to make the exhibition highly interactive.
43 Gallery, The Story From Independence To Now
According to the PMO, there are a total of 43 galleries in the museum. The collectibles of all the Prime Ministers have been kept in the Prime Minister’s Museum. Along with this, personal items of his use and his speeches have also been kept. The museum has specially curated information for the youth of India and uses state-of-the-art technology to present it in an easy, interesting and comprehensive manner.
Photo of PM Modi in front of Pt. Nehru
The picture of all the Prime Ministers has been put in the museum. It has a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi right in front of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.
PM Modi went inside with a ticket
Prime Minister Narendra Modi first bought the ticket after inaugurating the Prime Minister’s Museum. Then went inside to see the museum.