Prasar Bharati Archives enliven Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya

New Delhi : In what was an honour to contribute to a great national cause, Archives of Prasar Bharati did its bit in the development of the PradhanMantri Sangrahalaya, inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi on April 14, 2022, on the occasion of 131st birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. The Museum is dedicated to create awareness about contributions of all Prime Ministers of the country.

The treasure trove of rare content of historical, political and cultural significance, Prasar Bharati Archives has contributed significantly to the cause with providing about 206 hours of Audio and 53 hours of Video content. This includes Address to Constituent Assembly (Tryst with Destiny), Broadcast to the Nation on 1st Independence Day, Oath-taking ceremony, Inauguration of Atomic Energy Establishment & Opening of the 1st Atomic Reactor, Declaration of Emergency, Address to the UN General Assembly, Non-Aligned Conference, Inauguration of Delhi Metro and much more. These priceless recordings exclusively available with the public broadcaster since 1940s were preserved and digitised in public interest by Prasar Bharati.

This Museum will be a great knowledge center for the future generations as it will showcase the life and contributions of all Prime Ministers of India. Spread over an area of more than 10,000 square meters, the museum has exhibits related to all Indian Prime Ministers which include rare photographs, speeches, video clips, newspaper clippings, interviews and original writings. The Museum offers information in an engaging way, using cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and interactive screens.

Here’s the list of recordings given by Prasar Bharati Archives to the Museum which will further pique one’s interest in visiting the Museum.

Audio Content

Name of the Speaker No. of Hours (HH:MM:SS)
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru 29:42:29
Lal Bahadur Shastri 13:55:53
Indira Gandhi 10:19:02
Morarji Desai 20:08:25
Charan Singh 06:34:32
Rajiv Gandhi 31:30:08
Vishwanath Pratap Singh 04:30:16
Chandra Shekhar 04:28:21
P.V. Narasimha Rao 22:40:14
H.D. Deve Gowda 05:31:43
I.K. Gujral 11:38:20
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 36:21:48
Manmohan Singh 08:41:35
Total Approx 206 Hours

Video Content

Name of the Speaker/Video Clips/Shots No. of Hours (HH:MM:SS)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (PM Speech) 00:06:21
P.V. Narasimha Rao
(PM Speech)
Chandra Shekhar 00:26:14
I.K. Gujral 01:00:31
H.D. Deve Gowda 00:21:48
Manmohan Singh 00:02:26
Morarji Desai 00:56:04
Lal Bahadur Shastri 00:30:19
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 00:36:26
Indira Gandhi 01:32:13
V.P. Singh 00:23:57
P.V. Narasimha Rao 00:31:22
Rajiv Gandhi 01:26:17
V.P. Singh 00:36:38
Indira Gandhi 08:11:00
Rajiv Gandhi 02:56:20
P.V. Narasimha Rao 00:52:46
Manmohan Singh 16:52:04
Narendra Modi 14:39:04
I.K. Gujral 00:35:53
Aapat Kal Ke Sabak
(Indira Gandhi)
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed –
Ghar Ke Mahaul Mein – Ek Shradhanjli
In-depth of the Emergency in India –
Shots of jail
(Indira Gandhi)
Indira Gandhi 00:03:04
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Independence day Celebrations – 2003
War shots and Address by Lal Bahadur Shastri 00:03:50
Total Approx 53 Hours

More such rare and historical content is available on Prasar Bharati Archives YouTube channel. Scan the QR code below to access the Archives YouTube channel.

From among the rare audio-video content of historical, political and cultural significance available in Prasar Bharati Archives, here’s decade-wise YouTube playlists of such content starting from 1930s till 2000s.

Decade Playlist
























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