•  Republic Day celebrations at the Raj Bhawan, Shillong
    Hon'ble Governor of Meghalaya, Shri Satya Pal Malik released a commemorative postal stamp during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations at the Raj Bhawan, Shillong on the 26th January, 2021.
  • Review meeting of centrally sponsored schemes for Ri Bhoi Districts at Nongpoh
    Hon'ble Governor of Meghalaya, Shri Satya Pal Malik holds review meeting of Centrally sponsored schemes for Ri Bhoi Districts at Nongpoh on the 15th December, 2020.
  • 6th Convocation of USTM, Shillong
    Hon'ble Governor of Meghalaya, Shri Satya Pal Malik attended the 6th convocation of USTM, Shillong on the 15th December, 2020.
  • 6th Convocation of USTM, Shillong
    Hon'ble Governor of Meghalaya, Shri Satya Pal Malik delivering his speech during the 6th convocation of USTM, Shillong on the 15th December, 2020.
  • Review meeting of centrally sponsored schemes for Garo Hills
    Hon'ble Governor of Meghalaya, Shri Satya Pal Malik holds review meeting of Centrally sponsored schemes for East Khasi Hills Districts at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 11th December, 2020.
  • Review meeting of centrally sponsored schemes for Garo Hills
    Hon'ble Governor of Meghalaya, Shri Satya Pal Malik virtually holds a series of meetings with the officers of the State Government on the 2nd and 3rd December, 2020 to review the performance of Centrally sponsored schemes in Garo Hills.



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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