• Meghalaya’s BJP MLA, Shri  Sanbor Shullai meets the Hon'ble Governor, Shri Tathagata Roy at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 31st January, 2020
    Meghalaya’s BJP MLA, Shri Sanbor Shullai meets the Hon'ble Governor, Shri Tathagata Roy at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 31st January, 2020.
  • The 72nd National Martyrs’ Day was observed at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 30th January, 2020
    The 72nd National Martyrs’ Day was observed at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 30th January, 2020.
  • The MDCs of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) meets the Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 29th January, 2020
    The MDCs of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) meets the Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 29th January, 2020.
  • 'At Home' Republic Day Celebration at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 26th January, 2020.
    "At Home" Republic Day Celebration at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 26th January, 2020.



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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