Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Nehru Museum’s Name Changed To PM’s Museum

New Delhi: The Nehru Museum Memorial and Library, named after India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, has been renamed as the Prime Minister’s Museum and Library Society, the ministry of culture said on Friday.

“In a special meeting of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society, it was resolved to change its name to Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library Society,” the ministry said.

The meeting was presided over by defence minister Rajnath Singh, who is the vice president of the Society, it added.

Chairman, executive council, Nripendra Misra, in his welcome address said the need for change in name emphasizes the nation’s deep commitment to democracy and so the name of the institution should reflect its new form.

Singh “welcomed the proposal for change in name”, since the institution exhibits the contributions of all prime ministers from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi and their responses to various challenges faced by them, the ministry said in a press release.

Describing prime minister as an institution and comparing the journey of various prime ministers to the varied colours of a rainbow, Singh emphasised that “all the colours of a rainbow have to be proportionately represented in order to make it beautiful”.

“Thus the resolution has given a new name, respect to all our previous prime ministers and is democratic in content,” it added.

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