Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya | Museum on Indian Prime Ministers

Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya | Museum on Indian Prime Ministers

Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya is a recently launched museum in Delhi, dedicated to Indian Prime Ministers. The museum showcase the contribution of all Prime Ministers of India irrespective of their ideology or tenure in office and will help to deepen the connection between our people and democratic spirit. Every Prime minister of India had a role in making India to what it is today and this is reflected in the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya.

During its inauguration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “PM Sangrahalaya will become the source of inspiration for the generations to come. Here, our youth will be able to witness the hardships each Prime Minister faced and how they overcame it all to lay the foundations of New India.”

The display starts with the freedom struggle, independence, and framing of the constitution, it tells the story of all our past Prime Ministers who have to withstand various challenges and ensured that the country is on the path of progress.

The PM Museum will showcase the life and times of all 14 former Prime Ministers of the country so far. The Prime Minister’s Office wants this place to celebrate the country’s history, irrespective of whichever party is in power.

The information given in the museum was collected through various resources from various institutions such as Prasar Bharati, Door darshan, 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 correspondence), some personal items, gifts and memorabilia (felicitations, honors, 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 museum is located at Teen Murti Bhavan in New Delhi. The total area of the two blocks is over 15,600 square meters. There are 43 galleries, displays on freedom struggle, and framing of the Constitution of India. The logo of the museum is two hands holding dharma chakra, symbolizing nation and democracy.

The museum has the capacity of holding 4,000 people and the ticket price for Indians is ₹100 through online booking and ₹110 for offline booking. Tickets for Foreigners will be priced at ₹750. Children between 5 to 12 years of age will be given a 50 percent discount while school and college students will be given a 25 percent discount. The first ticket was bought by PM Modi. The nearest Metro Station is Lok Kalyan Marg on the yellow line.

The design of the museum building is inspired by the story of rising India, shaped and molded by the hands of its leaders. The design incorporates sustainable and energy conservation practices. No tree has been felled or transplanted 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.

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-around progress of the country,” the PMO said.

The Sangrahalaya employed cutting-edge technology-based interfaces to encompass heterogeneity in content and frequent rotation of the display. Holograms, virtual reality, augmented reality, multi-touch, multimedia, interactive kiosks, computerized kinetic sculptures, smartphone applications, interactive screens, and experiential installations have been used to make the exhibition content highly interactive and engaging.

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