Prime Ministers Museum And Library (PMML) Society:
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) has officially been renamed the Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library Society recently.
- Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library (PMML) Society is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
- It is housed in the historic Teen Murti campus located south of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
- PMML is dedicated to the objective of promoting advanced research on Modern and Contemporary India.
- Designed by Robert Tor Russel and built in 1929-30 as part of Edwin Lutyens’ imperial capital, Teen Murti House was the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief in India.
- In August 1948, after the departure of the last British Commander-in-Chief, Teen Murti House became the official residence of independent India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who lived here for sixteen years until his death on May 27, 1964.
- On Jawaharlal Nehru’s 75th birth anniversary on November 14, 1964 Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, President of India, formally dedicated the Teen Murti House to the nation and inaugurated the Nehru Memorial Museum.
- On 1 April 1966, the Government set up the Prime Ministers Museum and Library (PMML) Society to manage the institution.
- PMML has four major constituents, namely-
- Memorial Museum;
- Library on modern India;
- Centre for Contemporary Studies;
- Nehru Planetarium