Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society renamed as Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library Society

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 Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society (NMML)

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society (NMML) in New Delhi has been officially renamed as the Prime Ministers' Museum and Library Society. 

An overview of the news

  • A decision in this regard was taken during a special meeting of the NMML Society presided over by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is its Vice-President.

  • The idea of setting up a museum dedicated to all the prime ministers of India at the Teen Murti complex in New Delhi was initially proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016.

  • The NMML Executive Council approved the construction of the museum within Teen Murti Estate, and the project was completed.

  • The museum, which was opened to the public in April 2022, presents a comprehensive portrayal of the Prime Ministers' contribution to the nation.

About Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

  • It was established in 1964 in the memory of Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964).

  • It is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

  • It is located in Teen Murti House, the official residence of the first Prime Minister of India.

  • It has four major components, a Memorial Museum, a Library on Modern India, a Center for Contemporary Studies and the Nehru Planetarium.

  • It is a specialised library designed and developed as an exclusive research and reference centre on colonial and post-colonial India. It has a rich manuscript section.

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