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The Prime Minister inaugurated the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya at Teen Murti Estate in New Delhi.
What is Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya?
Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is a museum dedicated to showcase the contributions of all the Prime Ministers since independence.
The idea of a museum dedicated to India’s Prime Ministers was first mooted in 2016. It was later approved in 2018.
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library(NMML) was appointed as the nodal agency for the project.
The museum integrated the erstwhile Nehru museum into this new building.
What are the contributions of various Former Prime Ministers that the museum displays?
The museum has galleries dedicated to Former Prime Ministers. For instance:
The Shastri gallery highlights his role in the Green Revolution and the Indo-Pak war of 1965.
The Indira gallery highlights India’s role in the liberation of Bangladesh and the nationalization of banks.
The Vajpayee gallery celebrates him as a great parliamentarian and orator and highlights India’s victory in the Kargil War and the Pokhran nuclear tests.
The economic reforms of the early 1990s and the civil nuclear deal with the US are highlighted among Manmohan Singh’s contributions.
Source: This post is based on the article “What’s in the new museum to Prime Ministers: concept, content, technology” published in Indian Express on 16th April 2022.