Nehru Memorial Museum & Library
Context: Recently, the nomenclature of the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) situated in the Teen Murti Complex was changed to Prime Ministers’ Museum & Library (PMML). About Teen Murti Complex:
- Teen Murti House was built in 1929-30 as part of Edwin Lutyens’ imperial capital.
- It was known as Flagstaff House and was the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the British armed forces in India.
- It was the official residence of independent India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, for 16 years.
- It was named after Nehru in 1964, after being turned into a memorial dedicated to him in 1964 by then President S Radhakrishnan.
- NMML Society was set up in 1966 to manage the institution, and has remained in charge since then.
- The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) Society is an autonomous body under the Government of India.
- The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya was inaugurated by PM in 2022.
- It creates awareness about all 14 prime ministers of the country with ample space for future leaders as well.
- The space recognises their contributions irrespective of ideology or tenure in office
- The erstwhile Nehru Museum building is now seamlessly integrated with the new museum building.
- The Nehru Museum is designated as Block I, and has a completely updated, technologically advanced display on the life and contribution of the first prime minister.