Modi to inaugurate Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya on Thursday
New Delhi, April 13, 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya, set up to honour the contribution of all the Prime Ministers of India towards nation-building, here tomorrow.
The Sangrahalaya, being inaugurated during the celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (75th Year of Independence), tells the story of India after Independence through the lives and contributions of its Prime Ministers, an official press release said.
"Guided by the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour the contribution of all the Prime Ministers of India towards nation building, the Pradhan Mantri 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 Narendra Modi, aimed at sensitizing and inspiring the younger generation about the leadership, vision and achievements of all our Prime Ministers," the release said.
"Representing a seamless blend of the old and the new, the Sangrahalaya integrates 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," it said.
"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 symbolizing the nation and democracy," the release said.
Information for the museum was collected through resources and repositories with institutions such as Prasar Bharati, Doordarshan, Films Division, Sansad TV, Ministry of Defence, Media Houses (Indian and foreign), Foreign News Agencies etc. Appropriate use of Archives (Collected Works and other literary works, important correspondences), some personal items, gifts & memorabilia (felicitations, honours, medals conferred, commemorative stamps, coins, etc.), speeches of Prime Ministers and anecdotal representation of ideologies and different aspects of the lives of Prime Ministers have been reflected in a thematic format.
The Sangrahalaya has employed cutting-edge technology-based interfaces to encompass heterogeneity in content and frequent rotation of display. Holograms, virtual reality, augmented reality, multi-touch, multimedia, interactive kiosks, computerized kinetic sculptures, smartphone applications, interactive screens, experiential installations etc. enable the exhibition content to become highly interactive and engaging.
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 Prime Ministers navigated the nation through various challenges and ensured the all-round progress of the country.