New Delhi: The newly inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya in the national capital got its magical strength and major attractions from the Prasar Bharati Archives.
According to official sources, the Archives have contributed significantly and provided about 206 hours of audio and 53 hours of video content to the museum that Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on April 14.
The museum is dedicated to creating awareness about the contributions of all the Prime Ministers since 1947.
According to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Prasar Bharati Archives’ contributions include addressing the Constituent Assembly (‘Tryst with Destiny’), broadcast to the nation on the first Independence Day inauguration of atomic energy establishment and opening the first atomic reactor.
Besides, there was one on Emergency, an address to the UN General Assembly, a non-aligned conference, the inauguration of the Delhi Metro and much more.
“These priceless recordings exclusively available with the public broadcaster since the 1940s were preserved and digitised in the public interest by Prasar Bharati,” the ministry said.
This Museum will be a great knowledge centre for future generations as it will showcase the life and contributions of all Prime Ministers of India.
Spread over an area of more than 10,000 square meters, the museum has exhibits related to all Indian Prime Ministers, including rare photographs, speeches, video clips, newspaper clippings, interviews, and original writings.
The Museum engagingly offers information using cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and interactive screens.
Among the video content, it has 36:21:48 hours-time of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Among others, the Archives contributed – Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru 29:42:29, Lal Bahadur Shastri – 13:55:53, Indira Gandhi – 10:19:02, Morarji Desai – 20:08:25, Charan Singh – 06:34:32 and Rajiv Gandhi – 31:30:08