• 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.
  • 75th Independence Day celebrations
    "At Home" 75th Independence Day celebrations at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 15th August, 2021.
  • The Crystal Gayle Memorial Award
    The Crystal Gayle Memorial Award for Excellence on Visual Arts organized by RITI Academy at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 12th August, 2021.
  • Released the Special Cover on ‘Khasi Mandarin’ of the Department of Posts
    The Hon’ble Governor Shri Satya Pal Malik released the Special Cover on ‘Khasi Mandarin’ of the Department of Posts, NE Circle on the 13th August, 2021 at Raj Bhavan, Shillong.
  • Launch of e-rupi
    The Hon'ble Governor Shri Satya Pal Malik participated at the online event where the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched the digital payment solution e-RUPI on the 02nd August, 2021.
  • 50th anniversary of victory of the Indian Arm Forces
    Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of victory of the Indian Armed Forces in the 1971 Indo- Pak War on the 02nd 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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