• Gandhi Jayanti
    A Cultural programme was organized in honour of the Hon’ble Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu’s visit to the State at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 04th October, 2021.
  • Gandhi Jayanti
    The Hon'ble Governor Shri Satya Pal Malik and the Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Conrad Sangma recieves the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 04th October, 2021.
  • Gandhi Jayanti
    The Hon’ble Governor Shri Satya Pal Malik led the Raj Bhavan officers and staff to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti at Raj Bhavan by offering floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation on the occasion of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on the 2nd October, 2021.
  • Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations
    A Musical evening was organized as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 20th September, 2021.
  • Meeting with the Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari
    The Hon’ble Governor Shri Satya Pal Malik meets the Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari on the 18th August, 2021 at Raj Bhavan, Shillong.



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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