• Shri Broding Nongsiej was sworn in as the new cabinet minister of Meghalaya  at a ceremony that was held at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 18th September 2019
    Shri Broding Nongsiej was sworn in as the new cabinet minister of Meghalaya at a ceremony that was held at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 18th September 2019.
  • Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy inaugurated the painting exhibition of Mrs Jaya Kalra at 'Chrysalis- The Gallery' at Salonsar Mansion, Khyndailad, Shillong on the 9th September 2019
    Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy inaugurated the painting exhibition of Mrs Jaya Kalra at 'Chrysalis- The Gallery' at Salonsar Mansion, Khyndailad, Shillong on the 09th September 2019.
  • Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy inaugurated the 14th International Symposium on Buckwheat, organized by NEHU at NEHU Campus, Shillong on the 3rd September 2019
    Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy inaugurated the 14th International Symposium on Buckwheat, organized by NEHU at NEHU Campus, Shillong on the 03rd September 2019.
  • Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy facilitates the students of Shubham Charitable Association who completed their course under PMKVY scheme  at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 31st August 2019
    Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy facilitates the students of Shubham Charitable Association who completed their course under PMKVY scheme at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 31st August 2019.
  • Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy attended the convocation ceremony of Capacity Building initiatives of Public Health Foundation of India for Medical Officers/Physicians of Meghalaya on the 29th August 2019
    Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy attended the Convocation Ceremony of Capacity Building initiatives of Public Health Foundation of India for Medical Officers of Meghalaya on the 29th August 2019.
  • >Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy attended the closing ceremony of the 'North East Travel Conclave' organized by the Indian Chamber Commerce at Pinewood, Shillong on the 23rd August 2019
    Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy attended the closing ceremony of the 'North East Travel Conclave' organized by the Indian Chamber Commerce at Pinewood, Shillong on the 23rd August 2019.
  • Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy attended the 12th Convocation of the Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong at Umpling on the 21st August 2019
    Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy attended the 12th Convocation of the Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong at Umpling on the 21st August 2019.
  • Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy inuagurated the 'Tree Plantation Programme' organised by Lions Club, Shillong at Sohra on 17th August 2019
    Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy inuagurated the 'Tree Plantation Programme' organised by Lions Club, Shillong at Sohra on 17th August 2019.



Introduction:

The Raj Bhawan, Meghalaya, formerly known as Goverment House, is the official residence of the Governor of Meghalaya. It is located in the capital city of Shillong, Meghalaya. Spread over an area of 30.67 acres, the Raj Bhawan, Meghalaya consist of three blocks, namely, Main bouild, Kitchen Garden and Staff Quarter. The compound is surrounded with green lawns, flowers beds, trees, water fountain and Monoliths (Mawbynna) which add traditional and cultural value to the indegineous local people.

The entrance gate of Raj Bhavan is well-designed sandstone pillars and iron bars that have remained ever imposing. continue....

History:

Shillong was selected as the capital of the Provincial Government in the year 1874 when Assam was carved out from Bengal as Chief Commissionership. Before that, it had already been the headquarters of the then Khasi and  Jaintia Hills district for some years. Lieutenant Colonel  Richard H. Keatinge, was the first Chief Commissioner of Assam. The private house of the Deputy Commissioner became the Chief Commissioner’s Residency in Shillong and came to be known as the Government House. It was a  stone building like most of the other houses in Shillong and had a corrugated iron roof continue....

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