Mukherjee, who completed four years in office on July 25, said that the main aim of having a museum in Rashtrapati Bhavan was to create awareness among people and improve the general understanding of the Presidency.
Mukherjee said that he was initially unaware of the Rashtrapati Bhavan even though he stayed close to the building for 43 years before assuming office. However, once he entered the Rashtrapati Bhavan he decided that people should know more about it and decided to open the doors for the public.
The museum, which will be open for public viewing on October 2 has virtual reality storytelling features and multi screen projection.
Several installations, artefacts have been kept for public viewing. Here are some images from the museum:
President , PM view installations in the museum
Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi view installation in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum.
President, PM admiring the museum
Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi admire the installations in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum.
Mahatma Gandhi's installation in the Museum
PM Modi, President Mukherjee admire Mahatma Gandhi's installation in the Museum.
Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March features in the Museum
The museum was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee to mark the completion of four years in office by the President.
Virtual reality, artefacts highlights of the museum
One of the installations at Phase-II of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum during the press preview in New Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru's installation at the Museum
Jawaharlal Nehru's installation at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum.
PM Modi admiring the installations at the Museum
PM Modi inaugurated the Museum, which will be open to the public on October 2.
Museum will be open to the public on October 2
The Museum boasts of virtual reality, artefacts and other features and will be open to the public on October 2.