Yuge Yugeen Bharat: The world's largest museum to be built in Delhi, will have more than 900 rooms

Pankaj Prasad
Yuge Yugeen Bharat National Museum
Yuge Yugeen Bharat National Museum

On July 26, Prime Minister Modi had announced the Yuge-Yugeen Bharat National Museum.

Very soon the world's largest museum is going to be built in India. According to the Union Ministry of Culture, the Yuge Yugeen Bharat National Museum will be built in the North and South Blocks of the country's capital Delhi. If we talk about the specialty of this museum, then there will be eight thematic sections which will tell the 5000 years old history of India. Not only this, it will also have 900 more rooms.

Officials said that the Yuge Yugeen Bharat National Museum will be spread over 1.17 lakh square meters. This three-storey museum will have 950 rooms. Apart from this there will be a basement.

It was announced on 26 July

Significantly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Center (IECC) complex at Pragati Maidan in Delhi on July 26. During this period the National Museum of India was announced. At the moment, it has not been told when this museum will be ready.

Virtual walk through of the museum launched

A virtual walk-through of the museum was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Pragati Maidan in Delhi on May 18, on the occasion of International Museum Day. These are digital representations of how the gallery and gardens will look once the project is complete.

Will know the history

This walk-through includes India's ancient town planning system, Vedas, Upanishads, Ancient Medical Knowledge, Maurya to Gupta Empire, Vijayanagara Empire, Mughal Empire, Colonial rule (when Dutch, British, Portuguese and others had come to India) and the rule of many other dynasties were mentioned.

National Museum was built in 1955

A senior official had earlier said that the artifacts and other collections of the National Museum at Janpath would now be kept in this museum. Union Minister of State for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi informed that the existing National Museum will be made a sub-building of the Kartavya Path itself.

The South Block houses the Ministry of External Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and the Prime Minister's Office, while the North Block houses the Ministries of Finance and Home Affairs. The foundation stone of the present, National Museum building was laid on May 12, 1955 by the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.