Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired the 42nd Annual General Body Meeting of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). The meeting approved the annual report and audited accounts of the NMML society for the years 2014-15 and 2015-16. During the meeting various issues including up gradation and renovation of museum, digitization of documents, acquisition of books in regional languages and setting up of a museum for former Prime Ministers, were discussed.
Singh, who is the vice-president of the NMML Society, in his address said, “The planned museum for the former prime ministers will be showcased by the NMML society as an iconic one and will utilise 3D technology to offer a virtual reality experience. He further said the NMML has undertaken an ambitious digitisation programme and the first stage of its up gradation and modernisation programme is due to be completed soon.”
The members of the NMML society who attended the meeting includes MJ Akbar, MoS ( External Affairs), Mallikarjun Khagre, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, MPs – Dr Karan Singh and Swapan Dasgupta, Jairam Ramesh, representative of the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Prof Lokesh Chandra, President ICCR, Dr A Suryaprakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharati, Dr VS Chauhan, Chairman UGC, TN Chaturvedi, MK Rasgotra, Nitin Desai, Dr BP Singh, Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri, Prof. Udayon Misra and AGK Menon. Shakti Sinha, Director, NMML conducted the proceedings.