From 14th of August, The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) has officially been renamed as the Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library Society. The decision was taken at a special meeting of the Memorial Museum and Library Society which was presided over by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is the Vice-President of the Society. In mid-June, in a special meeting of the NMML Society, it was resolved to change its name to PMML Society. The renaming had prompting sharp reactions from the Congress. The Teen Murti Bhavan had served as the official residence of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

PMML vice-chairman A Surya Prakash while taking to X, earlier known as Twitter confirmed the same. Prakash said “Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) is now Prime Ministers Museum and Library (PMML) Society w.e.f August 14, 2023- in tune with the democratisation and diversification of the remit of the society. Happy Independence Day! @narendramodi, @rajnathsingh @MinOfCultureGoI,”

According to sources, the new name had to go through some formal administrative procedures before receiving final clearance a few days ago. According to NMML officials, August 14 has been chosen as the day for the name to take effect. Rajnath Singh, the vice president of the NMML Society, presided over the special meeting of that organisation in June, according to information from the Culture Ministry at the time.


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