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Memorial Museum, Jawaharlal Nehru

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The process of Indian independence was long and difficult. One of the main actors that contributed to the realization of this cherished for many Indian residents dreams into reality, was a man named Jawaharlal Nehru. He subsequently became the first Prime Minister of an independent state. The people of India remembers and loves this public and political figure, therefore, after his death in 1964, was established memorial Museum and library Jawaharlal Nehru, with the aim of saving the history of the popular movement for freedom.

The Museum is an Autonomous organization, established on the basis of the Ministry of Culture of India on the territory of the Teen Murti House - the residence of the first Prime Minister. This building was built in 1929 for the commander in chief of the British Army, and now is the center for the study of modern Indian history. The West wing, Teen Murti House reserved for the library, and the East wing houses the Museum.

In the library of the memorial contain many documents, books, manuscripts and letters, which, notably, since 2011, can be viewed online. Also there are books and manuscripts of Jawaharlal Nehru, and their translations into various foreign languages.

In the Museum you can see photographs, personal belongings of Jawaharlal Nehru, the gifts that he gave to the heads of different States. Also part of the Museum is located in Teen Murti House the Planetarium.

After creating a memorial Museum has gathered such a huge number of exhibits that necessitated the construction of additional buildings for storage. So by 1989 there was built another building, which houses the Centre for Contemporary Studies.

Every year on the 1st of April, the day of creation of the Museum, organized the Annual Lecture, which is dedicated to Jawaharlal Nehru.