Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘Pradhanmantri Sangrahalayahere on Thursday.
The Sangrahalaya (museum), being inaugurated during the celebrations of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, tells the story of India after Independence through the lives and contributions of its Prime Ministers.
In a statement, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said, “Guided by the vision of Prime Minister 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.
“It is an inclusive endeavour led by Prime Minister Modi, aimed at sensitising and inspiring the younger generation about the leadership, vision and achievements of all our Prime Ministers.”
Representing a seamless blend of the old and the new, the Sangrahalaya 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 is over 15,600 square metres.
“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 Sangrahalaya represents the hands of the people of India holding the Dharma Chakra symbolising the nation and democracy,” the PMO said.
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) etc.
“There are a total of 43 galleries in the Sangrahalaya. Starting from displays on freedom struggle and the framing of the Constitution, the Sangrahalaya goes on to tell the story of how our Prime Ministers navigated the nation through various challenges and ensured the all-round progress of the country,” the PMO said