H. Kajiiloni Krichena, from Nagaland has been selected to undergo the Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) along with 16 other women from diverse sports backgrounds representing the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, Uganda and Uzbekistan.
A press release from Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) informed that Kajiiloni was nominated for the program by secretary general of the Nagaland Olympic Association and an alumnus of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, Abu Metha.
In the past, Kajiiloni was nominated by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to undergo a Masters in Global Sports Management from Seoul National University, South Korea. She is presently working as Sports Operations Officer in the Nagaland Olympic Association and had worked with various sports federations and has been part of the organisation of World Championships, World Cup and International Sports Events.
“Her participation in the GSPM is an important feather for Sports in Nagaland and she will surely continue to make significant contributions in our sports journey in the years to come”, stated NOA. The NOA congratulated Kajiiloni and wished her all success.
The Nagaland Olympic Association has extended its appreciation to the US Consulate in Kolkata, the US Embassy in India and the American Centre in Kolkata for accepting the nomination positively and expressed gratitude for partnering with the sports fraternity of Nagaland.
The GSPM is a program of Sports Diplomacy under the United States Government and is in partnership with ESPN, pairs emerging leaders from various countries with female senior executives at top U.S. organizations for a five-week mentorship program aimed at creating positive change in their communities. The program focuses on team-building, social entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and action planning.