New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya on Thursday at around 11 AM as a tribute to every Prime Minister of the country since Independence, irrespective of their ideology or tenure in office.
The Sangrahalaya, being inaugurated during the celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, tells the story of India after Independence through the lives and contributions of its Prime Ministers, the PMO said in a statement.
It is an inclusive endeavour led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, aimed at sensitising and inspiring the younger generation about the leadership, vision and achievements of all our Prime Ministers, it added.
“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,” the PMO said
The design of the museum building 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 and repositories with government and private media platforms, Defence Ministry, Foreign News Agencies etc.
Appropriate use of the collected works and other literary works, important correspondences, some personal items, gifts and memorabilia, felicitations, honours, medals conferred, commemorative stamps, coins, 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 in the Sangrahalaya.
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 the Prime Ministers navigated the nation through various challenges and ensured the all-round progress of the country, the PMO said.