Monuments in ShillongThe hill town of Shillong has many architectural buildings and monuments which are located across the town. These buildings bear the architectural structure and significance of the beautiful Shillong town and some of them reflect Jaintia design.
Don Bosco Square
There are many educational centres around this locality: St. Edmund’s school and college, St. Anthony’s school and College, St. Mary’s College school, Loreto Convent school and Don Bosco Institute. Don Bosco Square is a piece that stands out right in the centre of this locality. There is an elegant statue of Don Bosco aloft a podium situated at the center of the square. This square sways Don Bosco Centre for Ingenious Culture .This center focuses on study, development and promotion of the indigenous cultures of the state and the Northeast. The center contains 17 galleries with cultural artifacts and conducts research on these cultures throughout its specialized library of 10,000 volumes which is also a study centre for many courses.
East Khasi Hills District,
Motphran"The “Stone of France” which is locally known as "Motphran" was built in memory of the 26th Khasi Labour Corps who served in France under the British during World War 1. This place is also a hub for the market. Carved on the memorial is this quotation from Horace: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. Wilfred Owen scornfully, called this line which means “it is sweet and dignified to die for our homeland” .
Iewduh, Bara Bazaar, Shillong.
East Khasi Hills District, Shillong
U Kiang NangbahU Kiang Nangbah was born to at Tpeppale in Jowai. He was a child when the british annexed Jaintia distrct in 1835. U Kiang Nangbah had no royal background. He was a common farmer and rural folk that belonged to the lineage of the Sookpoh clan. Though he was very young in age at the time of the annexation, he was greatly upset by the policies of the Britishers.
The spirit of patriotism was influenced in him by the story of his maternal uncle,U Ksan Sajar Nangbah, who fought in opposition to the British at a place called Chanmyrsiang. The reason for this early opposition is associated to the construction of road from Jaintiapur to Nowgong. It is located in the bank of Syntu Ksiar in Jaintia Hill District, Meghalaya. This hollow tower like structure is reflects Jaintia design which was was built by the Jaintia tribe in honour of Ukiang Nangbah.
This is an art gallery located on the second floor of Salonsar Mansion in Police bazaar. The gallery has flexible spacing to display paintings (canvases), photography sculpture, and handicrafts. It is run by Jaya Kalra a local artist, the gallery helps for exhibitions of artists and artisans especially from the north east and the whole of India.
Salonsar Mansion (adjacent to HDFC bank)
Police Bazaar, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong
Seng Khasi HallThis hall is located in Mawkhar, Shillong. The hall was formed by Seng Khasi, which is an assembly of the Khasi community. It was founded in 1899 by a committee of sixteen members in 899. The Khasis’ celebrate the Annual thanksgiving of this festival in this hall with certain customs and rituals, Shad Suk Mynsiem, is celebrated here during spring time with much festivity.
The picture of a cock, has naturally been characterized as Spiritual Symbol of the Khasi Race, the Seng Khasi flag is constructed and adopted, with the picture of the cock as a symbol in the centre of white circle (World) to remind, lead, acquaint and inspire us, as a race to come forth in the path of honour, truth, and dignity and to earn respect in each and every word, thought and deed, as destined by the divine spark since the golden Era..
Seng Khasi Hall,
Mawkhar Road, Shillong- 793001.
Contact no: 0364-2240393.
Shillong Centenary Monument
In the year 1874 Shillong was made the British seat of administration . As such, to mark the centenary celebration, the centenary monument was created to mark the centenary celebration, . Colonel Henry Hopkinson, who was an agent to the Governor General of India and the Commissioner of Assam, designed the centenary. It was during the Centenary celebration, the Shillong Centenary was implanted as a neat triangle of eight monoliths and a large aluminum globe. There is also an arrow piked upwards indicating the sky being the limit. Located in between the magnificent building of the All Saints Cathedral, and State Library. The Centenary mirrors the people the transition of Shillong from being a seat of colonial glory to the capital of Meghalaya.
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