• The Raj Bhavan Shillong observed the Constitutional Day along with the rest of the country on the 26th November 2019
    The Raj Bhavan Shillong observed the Constitutional Day along with the rest of the country on the 26thNovember 2019.
  • NCC Day was celebrated at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on 18th November 2019
    NCC Day was celebrated at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on 18th November 2019.
  • Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy attended the Nongkrem Dance at Smit, Meghalaya on the 07th November 2019
    Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy attended the Nongkrem Dance at Smit, Meghalaya on the 07th November 2019.
  • The 69th Foundation Day and Rajya Puraskar Rally of the Bharat Scouts and Guides on the theme 'Plastic Free India' was held at Raj Bhavan Shillong on 06th November 2019.
    The 69th Foundation Day and Rajya Puraskar Rally of the Bharat Scouts and Guides on the theme 'Plastic Free India' was held at Raj Bhavan Shillong on 06th November 2019.
  • Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy administered the oat of office of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mohammad Rafig at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 13th November 2019. width=
    Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy administered the oat of office of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mohammad Rafig at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 13th November 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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