• The Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy unveiled the portraits of Meghalaya's freedom fighters  at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 06th June, 2020.
    The Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy unveiled the portraits of Meghalaya's freedom fighters at Raj Bhavan, Shillong on the 06th June, 2020.
  • The Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy adressing the budget session at the Temporary Assembly Chamber at Rilbong on 13th March 2020
    The Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy adressing the budget session at the Temporary Assembly Chamber at Rilbong on the 13th March, 2020.
  • The Hon'ble Governor fecilitate the Meghalaya Cadets who represents North Eastern Region in Republic Day 2020
    Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy fecilitate the Meghalaya Cadets who represents North Eastern Region in Republic Day 2020.
  • 'The Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy attended the inaugural session of the conference og 50th years of India-Bangladesh relations at NEHU Shillong on the 14th February, 2020
    Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy attended the conference on '50th years of India-Bangladesh relations at NEHU Shillong on the 14th February, 2020.
  • The Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy attended the inaugural function of the International seminar on ‘Earth Ethics: Rethinking Consumption and Sustenance; Cultivating a New Ecology of Faith and Hope’ at Lady keane College, Shillong 14th February, 2020
    Seminar on ‘Earth Ethics: Rethinking Consumption and Sustenance; Cultivating a New Ecology of Faith and Hope’ at Lady keane Colege, Shillong 14th February, 2020.
  • Hon'ble Governor Shri Tathagata Roy and health & family welfare minister Shri A L Hek attended the conference on 'SC-ST Entrepreneurship and Women Empowerment’ at the State Convention Centre, Shillong.  27th February, 2020
    Conference on 'SC-ST Entrepreneurship and Women Empowerment’ at the State Convention Centre, Shillong. 27th February, 2020.



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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