PM Modi inaugurates Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya: Top 7 Points You Should Know

The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is a museum dedicated to showcase the contributions of all the former Prime Ministers since independence.

Created On: Apr 13, 2022 11:45 ISTModified On: Apr 14, 2022 13:28 IST
Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya
Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 'Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya' on April 14, 2022. The Prime Minister bought the first ticket to gain entry inside the museum ahead of the inauguration. The Sandrahalaya is a museum dedicated to showcase the contributions of all the former Prime Ministers since independence.

"Guided by the vision of PM Modi to honour the contribution of all the Prime Ministers of India towards nation-building, the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is a tribute to every Prime Minister of India since Independence, irrespective of their ideology or tenure in office," a press release from the Prime Minister's Office stated.

The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is an inclusive endeavour led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, aimed at sensitizing and inspiring the younger generation about the leadership, vision and achievements of all Indian Prime Ministers.

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What is Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya?

Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya will be a museum representing a seamless blend of the old and the new. It will integrate 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 covers about 15,600 square metres.

Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya: Top 10 Points You Should Know

1. The design of the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya has been inspired by the story of a rising India that was shaped and molded by the hands of its leaders. There will be a total of 43 galleries in the Sangrahalaya.

2. The design of the museum building includes sustainable and energy conservation practices.  No tree was cut or transplanted during the course of work on the construction of the Sangrahalaya project. 

3. The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya's logo represents the hands of the people of India holding the Dharma Chakra symbolizing the nation and democracy.

4. The information required for the museum building was collected through various resources and repositories with the help of institutions including Doordarshan, Prasar Bharti, Sansad TV, Defence Ministry, Films Division and media houses and foreign news agencies. 

5. The museum will display personal items, gifts, memorabilia including medals, felicitations, honours, commemorative stamps, coins, etc and speeches of the Prime Ministers and different aspects of their lives and anecdotal representation of ideologies in a thematic format.  

6. The Sangrahalaya will also employ cutting-edge technology-based interfaces to encompass heterogeneity in content and frequent rotation of the display.

7. The exhibition content will be highly interactive and engaging through the use of holograms, virtual reality, multimedia, interactive kiosks, augmented reality, smartphone applications, experimental installations, multi-touch smartphone applications and computerised kinetic sculptures. 

Significance

The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya will tell the story of how our Prime Ministers navigated the nation through various challenges and ensured all-around progress of the nation through displays starting with the freedom struggle and the framing of the Constitution.

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