Suggestions are invited on "Content" of The Museum on Prime Ministers of India

Government of India proposes to set up a modern museum dedicated to the ‘PRIME MINISTERS OF INDIA”, covering all Prime Ministers. They have been predominant faces of the Indian ...

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Government of India proposes to set up a modern museum dedicated to the ‘PRIME MINISTERS OF INDIA”, covering all Prime Ministers. They have been predominant faces of the Indian Government. As head of the Council of Ministers, more importantly of its inner core, the Cabinet, the PM is mandated to lead governance and policy making. They have mostly made a great impact on the Indian polity over last seventy years of India’s independence. The institution of the Prime Minister has also come to represent the democratic legitimacy of the Indian State.

Since the institution of the Prime Minister is critical to Indian democracy, it deserves to be better explained. In fact, India’s democratic experience, unique as it is, has not been presented in the way it should be. On one hand the Indian Parliament has curated a museum highlighting its legislative experience and on the other, the Supreme Court has also established a museum depicting India’s legal heritage and the growth of our justice delivery system. It is high time that the story of India’s Executive, represented by the Prime Minister, is told.

It is unfortunate that the lives and works of many of our Prime Ministers has not been well documented. In fact many have received very little attention. While contributions of individual Prime Ministers have been different and obviously cannot be compared, it should actually be left to individuals to assess it; relevant facts, all at one place, will facilitate that process. This is what the proposed museum seeks to do. Through research and sensitive curation, this endeavour shall bring alive the personalities of our Prime Ministers.

You would agree that a regular brick-and-mortar museum with photographs on walls has their limitation. Static presentations routinely convey information, constrained as they are with finite wall space. This also implies that no building would be big enough to take care of future needs. Instead, if novel technological interface is used to present the story, the experience could be layered and lot more immersive. Holograms, virtual reality, interactive screens, augmented reality, multi-touch, multi-media, interactive kiosks, computerised kinetic sculptures, smartphone applications, QR code-based applications, AI etc., could substantially value add to the visitor experience. An added advantage would be the optimum utilization of space. Of course the personal memorabilia, connected artefacts, original documents and photographs will certainly find their merited space.

The Government is glad to invite your suggestions and ideas on how to enrich the content , based on which, display on each Prime Minister will be curated for this museum . Your suggestion could be thematic, technical, curatorial, based on contemporary history or technological interface. It could cover all the Prime Ministers in one sweep or individual personalities. The canvas is large and flexible, for we need your ideation to take this initiative forward. What is explained in the preceding paragraphs is just illustrative. You need not be limited by it.

The best suggestion/idea would be given a cash prize of Rupees Ten Thousands only.

Last date of submission is 29th April, 2018

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Harwinderkaur 2 months 3 weeks ago

Instead of simple photos and documents etc we should make anything like 3d movies etc about all life i.e social background, period during which appointed and major contributions. And museum can make out the expenses by charging justified amount of money from visitors.

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Narendra saini 2 months 3 weeks ago

mai padhna chahta hu or abhi naukri karta hu 10000 milte h par ek rupee bhi nhi bacha pata kuchh kro gareebo k liye bhi kuchh to rod p rahte h wai kaise karte honge soch hi nhi pata hu

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SIKANDAR KUMAR 2 months 3 weeks ago

There should be a show / film system in the museum.Detailed information about the biography of all the Honorable Prime Minister should be available in that.

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Vinod Vaishnav 2 months 3 weeks ago

1.संग्रहालय में भारत के सभी प्रधानमंत्री जी के अच्छे-कार्यो को विशेष डिजिटल- तस्वीर में प्रदर्शित किया जाना चाहिए।
2. प्रधानमंत्री संग्रहालय में सभी पंद्रह प्रधानमंत्री जी के शासन-कार्यालय को फोटो-गैलरी में दर्शाया जाना चाहिए।
3. संग्रहालय में रोशनी की व्यवस्था इस प्रकार होनी चाहिये, की रात को भी पर्यटक देखने आये, तो अच्छा महसूस करे।
4.इसके अलावा ऑडियो- टेप भी सेट करना होंगा, मतलब जहाँ-जहाँ पर्यटक संग्रहालय में किसी विशेष वस्तु को देखने जाये, उस चीज का महत्व उस इंसान को सुनाई दे।

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Vishnu Kant panchal 2 months 3 weeks ago

लग्राहलय के बजाय वस्तुओ को वही रखा जाना चाहीए जहा से उसका इतिहास है पुराने किले वीरान पडे है उनकी वस्तुओ को संग्राहलय मे रख दिया जाता है तब समझने मे परेशानिया होती है इतिहास गढमगढ्ड हो जाता है। हर एतिहासिक इमारतों क्लो का इतिहास वही होना चाहीए

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medhakari heerasai 2 months 3 weeks ago

respected pm sir,there are many pm are ruled india it was a great thought for keeping museum on their ruling all the people haven't known about this matter i like to say that even any one visit that they have know about our tradition cultre etc about indiainfront of their eyes they have to come over all our pm ruling this is an great idea i hands of it tank u jai hind

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gopal suchar 2 months 3 weeks ago

sir student kagadiya nikalva bovaj muskelio pade chhe .all kagadiyavo aadhar card se lik kara do 1 bar paresani hogi sab documents aadhar se lik ho jaye ge