Center forms 3 key panels for 'Prime Ministers of India' Museum Project

The Culture Ministry has long been planning to set up a modern museum that will tell the story of all the prime ministers of the country at the premises of the iconic Teen Murti Estate in the Chanakyapuri area, the official residence of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Created On: Jun 6, 2018 11:50 IST
Center forms 3 key panels for 'Prime Ministers of India' Museum Project
Center forms 3 key panels for 'Prime Ministers of India' Museum Project

The Union Culture Ministry on June 5, 2018 formed three high-powered panels that will work to set up a unique museum on the 'Prime Ministers of India' in the national capital Delhi.

The Culture Ministry has long been planning to set up a modern museum that will tell the story of all the prime ministers of the country at the premises of the iconic Teen Murti Estate in the Chanakyapuri area, the official residence of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

The iconic landmark Teen Murti Estate belongs to the government.

Details of the three committees formed

Of the three committees formed by Union Culture Ministry, one will focus on project implementation while the other two will concentrate on choice and development of content for the one-of-its-kind museum.

Name of the Committee

Details

Shakti Sinha Content Committee

The Content Committee headed by Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) Director Shakti Sinha as its Chairman will have author-historian Makhan Lal, Professor Sriprakash Singh and some officials as its members.

Swapan Dasgupta Committee

Another panel, headed by Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, will have Prasar Bharati chief A Surya Prakash as a member. It will vet the content for curation for the museum on Prime Ministers of India, an official said.

Project implementing Committee headed by Shakti Sinha

The third panel, also headed by NMML Director Shakti Sinha, has senior CPWD officials on board. This project implementation panel will work on setting up the museum.


Significance

The Ministry strongly felt that the contribution and story of India's executive, as represented by the prime ministers should be told for the benefit of future generations.

The setting up of museum on prime ministers would be of great service to the future generations and those interested in the history of independent India.

About Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML)

• The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), a memorial to Jawaharlal Nehru, is housed in the historic Teen Murti House, the official residence of the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.

• The Teen Murti House or Teen Murti Estate was designed by Robert Tor Russel and built in 1929-30 as part of Edwin Lutyens' imperial capital.

• Teen Murti House has four major constituents namely, a Memorial Museum, a Library on modern India, a Centre for Contemporary Studies and Nehru Planetarium.

• Under the supervision of the NMML Society, which has the Prime Minister as its Head, the NMML council manages the overall affairs of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.

 

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