‘Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya’: A peek into a museum dedicated to Indian PMs
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday inaugurated the 'Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya' (prime ministers' museum), which is a tribute to all the prime ministers India had since its Independence. In pic: A levitating emblem is the centrepiece of the reception area
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The museum, set up in Delhi, tells the story of India after Independence through the lives and contributions of its prime ministers, the PMO said. In pic: Lal Qile Ke Prachir Se - the room offers snatches of historic speeches given by prime ministers from the Red Fort.
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The PMO said the museum has been guided by PM Modi's vision to honour the contribution of all the prime ministers of India towards nation building, irrespective of their ideology or tenure in office. In pic: A room named 'Time Machine'
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PM Modi also bought the first ticket to the museum before inaugurating it. The museum has 43 galleries and can accommodate 4,000 visitors at a time.
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Glimpses of the Future on the ground floor
of the museum make you a part of the future projects and how things will look like in the coming days.
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"Every government formed after Independence has contributed in taking India to the heights it has achieved today," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. (Photo: ANI)
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Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister, ushered in the Green Revolution and also led the country during the Indo-Pak war of 1965.
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Modi asserted that barring a few exceptions, India has a proud tradition of strengthening democracy in a democratic manner. (Photo: ANI)
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The museum is also a living symbol of the shared legacy of each government, Modi said. In pic: Next to the Shastri gallery is the one dedicated to Indira Gandhi, which highlights India's role in Bangladesh liberation and how Gandhi nationalised 14 banks during her term.
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Modi also said It is a matter of great pride for the people of this country that most of its prime ministers have come from very humble families. In pic: A walkthrough of the Atal Behari Vajpayee gallery, focussing on landmark moments during his terms.
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"Coming from a remote countryside, from a very poor family, coming from a farmer's family, reaching the post of prime minister, this strengthens the faith in the great traditions of Indian democracy," PTI quoted Modi as saying.
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In pic: The gallery dedicated to Manmohan Singh talks about his contributions in carrying out economic reforms in the country and signing the civil nuclear deal with the US
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As the country celebrates 75 years of its Independence, this museum has come as a great inspiration, Modi said. (Photo: ANI)