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Detailed Project Reports

Biographical Museum on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal
DPR Value: ₹5,75,000.00/-
Client’s Name: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies
Date of Commencement: 25.07.2016
Date of Completion: 07.02.2019
Executive Summary: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the face of communal harmony in modern India. As a renowned scholar and an active political leader, he had a charismatic personality right from the beginning. He was profoundly inspired by Gandhi and was an active supporter of the latter’s non-violence, civil disobedience and Non-co-operation movement. For his unsurpassable contribution as a nationalist revolutionary and his constant support for a vision of united and free India, he was posthumously conferred with the prestigious Bharat Ratna—India’s highest civilian award—in 1992.
With the noble intention to generate awareness and curiosity among people about the great leader Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, his life, struggle for freedom of India and his noble ideas to make India a secular country, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies proposed to establish a biographical museum based on the life of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. For that reason, they approached to Creative Museum Designers (CMD) to renovate the existing museum. This museum will be the storehouse of personal belongings of Maulana Azad and other valuables like important letters, documents, photographs etc.

Names of the Galleries: There will be ten galleries in this museum. They are as follows:
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad- an influx
  • Maulana Khairuddin’s life
  • Indian political scenario before and after 1857
  • Early life of Maulana Azad
  • Azad’s own newspapers
  • Into politics
  • His belongings & awards
  • His ideas
  • India’s first Education Minister
  • Various aspects of this eminent personality
Visitors’ facilities & Infrastructural facilities of the project: The museum will also provide the following facilities:
  • Reception area
  • Back office & control room
  • Conference room
  • Info desk & souvenir shop
  • Repository
  • Store
  • Archive
  • Audio visual room
  • Maintenance store
  • Director’s room
  • Curator’s room
  • Office
  • Visitors’ toilet
  • Visitors’ waiting area
  • Drinking water fountain
  • Snack bar & Cafe
  • Paved pathways
  • Lawn area
  • Security rest room
  • Stationary store
  • Ticket counter
  • Staff toilets & pantry
  • Fire fighting and fire detection system
  • Surveillance system etc.
Conclusion: The proposed museum will be a unique way through which it will spread the message of Maulana Azad. It will not only showcase the historical documents, manuscripts, artefacts and other rare articles which are important but will also convey the mes­sage to the common people through interactive exhibits and inter­esting programmes.