Naga woman selected US Government sports program
Along with 16 other women from a variety of sports backgrounds who represent the nations of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, Uganda, and Uzbekistan, H. Kajiiloni Krichena of Nagaland has been chosen to participate in the Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP).According to a press release from the Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA), Abu Metha, the secretary general of the organization and a former participant in the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, nominated Kajiiloni for the program.Kajiiloni previously received a nomination from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to study at Seoul National University, South Korea, for a master’s degree in global sports management. She is currently employed for the Nagaland Olympic Games as a sports operations officer.
She is currently employed with the Nagaland Olympic Association as a sports operations officer. Previously, she worked for numerous sports federations and contributed to the planning of international sporting events like the World Cup and World Championships.According to NOA, “Her participation in the GSPM is a significant accomplishment for Nagaland Sports, and she will undoubtedly continue to make important contributions to our athletic journey in the years to come.” The NOA commended Kajiiloni and wished her luck in her future endeavors.The US Consulate in Kolkata, the US Embassy in India, and the American Centre in Kolkata have all been thanked by the Nagaland Olympic Association for their favorable responses to the nomination and for working with the local sports community.
For a five-week mentorship program designed to bring about positive change in their communities, the GSPM, a program of Sports Diplomacy run by the US government in collaboration with ESPN, pairs up upcoming leaders from different nations with senior female executives at leading US organizations. The curriculum emphasizes leadership, creativity, social entrepreneurship, teamwork, and action planning.