A beautiful war memorial, Motphran Shillong, was erected by the British to honour the Khasis' sacrifice in the First World War and is situated in Bara Bazaar.
In addition to serving as a nexus for the community, Motphran is a popular tourist site in Shillong because of its rich past. Motphran means "the Stone of France" in direct translation. The 26th Khasi Labour Corps porters who transported weapons, ammunition, and other necessities for the British soldiers fighting in World War I are honoured with the monument in Motphran.
Originally called Mot France by the British, it became known as Motphran since the natives could not pronounce the name.