PM Modi presides over annual general meeting of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library society
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2nd January chaired the Annual General Meeting of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society in New Delhi.
He underlined the need to widen the scope of research on modern Indian history by involving individuals and institutions to create awareness about the country's past.
He stressed the need for institutions in the country to record research work for the benefit of present and future generations.
He also expressed satisfaction over the design and contents of the Prime Minister's Museum and described the museum as truly nation-centric and not individual-centric.
The Prime Minister's Museum is a tribute to every Prime Minister of India since independence.
It is a descriptive record of the contribution made by each PM to the development of the country in the last 75 years.
The PM mentioned that the 200th birth anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj, is in 2024.
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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