• Disability Day
    Celebration of World Disability Day at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 03rd December, 2021.
  • NCC
    On the occasion of NCC Day, the Hon'ble Governor Shri Satya Pal Malik felicitated 29 cadets for voluntary blood donation, 03 civilian staff and 03 officers for their excellent services on the 03rd December, 2021.
  • Swearing-in, Justice Sanjib Banerjee
    Swearing-in-ceremony to the new Chief Justice of Meghalaya, Hon'ble Justice Sanjib Banerjee at the swearing in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan. on the 24th November, 2021.
  • 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.



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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