*President becomes the first visitor to the Narendra Modi Gallery
* Narendra Modi Gallery to be opened to the public from 16th January
TTT NEWS NETWORK
NEW DELHI, 15 JANUARY 2024:
President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu visited the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya today and saw the displays there with deep interest. During her visit of nearly one-and-a-half hours, President saw the Constitution Gallery in the old building.
President became the first visitor to the Narendra Modi Gallery, which will be opened to the public from 16th January 2024. She spent some time seeing its various sections such as Sushashan, Paryavaran, Vikas, Antarrashtriya Sadbhaava, Vigyanodaya, Sanskritik Dharohar, and Suraksha, Jan Bhagidari. She was particularly impressed by immersive and interactive displays. She also visited the experiential zone Anubhuti. President expressed her appreciation for the Sangrahalaya by writing, ‘I am convinced that every Indian citizen who comes here and sees the various galleries of the Sangrahalaya will feel proud’ in the visitor book.
She also saw there the displays on Temples of Modern India and on the institutions built soon after Independence. She saw with interest Toshakahana, where gifts received by the Prime Ministers from India and abroad are on display. President also visited the private wing of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru where his bedroom and study are located.
In new building of the Sangrahalaya, President saw the Freedom and Unity Gallery, which shows films on Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, before proceeding to the galleries of various Prime Ministers. President saw with interest the Badminton racket and charkha, and the passbook of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. She also saw with deep interest the letters of Shri Jayaprakash Narayan and his jail diary. She saw the recreation of Pokharan 2 nuclear tests, the display on Golden Quadrilateral, and the Kargil War film. President also saw with deep interest the display on Indo-US Civil nuclear deal.
Members of the Prime Minister Museum & Library (PMML) Executive Council, including the Chairman Shri Nripendra Misra and Vice Chairman Dr. A. Surya Prakash, Dr. Vinaya Sahasrabuddhe, Dr. Swapan Dasgupta, Shri Sanjiv Nandan Sahai, Director, PMML, Ms. Ranjana Chopra, Ms. Mugdha Sinha accompanied the President.
Inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 14th April 2022, the Sangrahalaya has become an important destination for children, students, senior researchers and tourists both domestic and foreign. The Sangrahalaya has an average of 2000 visitors a day. Every visitor takes away the unique message of India’s journey in a parliamentary democracy along with its developmental success. The Sangrahalaya has received around 7.5 lakh visitors since the inauguration.