PM Modi inaugurates Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the ‘Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya’ (prime ministers’ museum) on the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar.
The museum is a tribute to all the prime ministers since Independence, irrespective of their ideology or tenure.
Built at Teen Murti Estate, the residence of Jawaharlal Nehru that was converted into the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) after his death, the museum tells the story of India after independence through the lives and contributions of its prime ministers. There are 43 galleries on the lives and tenures of former Prime Ministers.
The museum, built on the Teen Murti Estate that was Nehru’s home for 16 years, is spread over 10,491 square metres and cost ₹306 crore, according to a statement. Work on the museum started in October 2018 and no trees were felled or transplanted from the site, according to a government statement. The museum includes 43 galleries on the lives and tenures of former Prime Ministers, as well as a sound and light show.
Addressing the inaugural of the museum, he said, “Every government formed in Independent India has contributed in taking the country to the heights it is at today.”
This museum is a great inspiration for us at a time when we are celebrating 75 years of independence, he added.
The Prime Minister became the first official visitor of the museum as he purchased the first ticket before the inauguration.