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  • This resolve to change name was taken in a special meeting which was presided over by Shri Rajnath Singh.
  • Rajnath Singh is defence minister of India and also the vice president of this Library Society.

Other Details

  • In 2016 PM Narendra modi has initiated the idea to change name.
  • In the same year approval to construct this museum was given by Executive Council of the society in its 162nd
  • New name of the institution reflects the deep commitment of country to democracy and honours the works and initiatives of Each PM.
  • In April 2022 the museum, Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, was opened for public.

Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library Society

  • This museum is dedicated to the memory of all the Prime Ministers of India.
  • It was originally Nehru Museum building which was renovated and updated with various technological display.
  • Along with Our first prime minister’s life journey and contributions, it also tells us the challenges faced by each PM and how they steered us on the path of progress.
  • It is situated in Teen Murti Premises, New Delhi.
  • By highlighting the contributions and activities of each PM of India to nation building, this museum shows the democratic traditions of independent India.

History of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

  • Established in the memory of Jawahar lal Nehru, this institute is situated to the south of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • This autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture was built in 1929-30.
  • Robert Tor Russel is credited for the design of this building
  • Before independence it was the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief of India.
  • It consists of
    • A library on modern India
    • Memorial Museum,
    • A Centre for Contemporary Studies and
    • The Nehru Planetarium
  • The archives and material here can be used for research and academic purposes.

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