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The Historiacal Background: Calendar of Events
After assuming the Office of Speaker, Lok Sabha, Shri Somnath Chatterjee expressed keen personal interest in setting up a Museum on Democratic Heritage in India, a museum that he thought would be modern, high-tech and would conform to international standards. Dr Saroj Ghose, former President of the International Council of Museums, Paris and retired Director General of National Council of Science Museums in India was invited to submit an appropriate proposal.
November, 2004
Dr Ghose submitted three alternative proposals with varying degrees of communication technique and financial outlay.
14 December, 2004
Speaker, Lok Sabha approved Dr. Ghose’s third proposal for a world-class high-tech museum with the most effective and impressive communication techniques, and dynamic display with flexibility of incorporating future additions without much additional cost.
27 January, 2005
Speaker and senior officers of Lok Sabha examined and approved in principle the preliminary project proposal.
21 April, 2005
Leaders of different political parties in the Parliament examined and approved in principle the detailed plan and a layout model of the museum.
23 August, 2005
Exhibit fabrication work started at Kolkata under Dr Ghose’s direction as per an agreement signed by and between the Lok Sabha Secretariat and Kolkata Museum Society.
17 March, 2006
Final script for the exhibits was approved by leaders of different political parties in the Parliament.
14 August, 2006
Parliament Museum was inaugurated by Prof A P J Abdul Kalam, President of India, in presence of Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Vice-President, Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, Shri Somnath Chatterjee, Speaker of Lok Sabha and many other distinguished guests.
05 September, 2006 Parliament Museum was opened to general public.
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