President of the Nagaland Athletics Association Abu Metha has been appointed as the associate vice president of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the term up to 2024.

“On behalf of Executive Council of Athletics Federation of India, I am pleased to nominate you as Associate Vice President of Athletics Federation of India for the term upto 2024,” AFI president Adille J. Sumariwalla said in a letter, dated July 24, to Metha.

This nomination is as per clause XIII of the AFI constitution, the letter stated.

Metha is also the adviser to Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and former editor of a local English daily Eastern Mirror.

Congratulating Metha on his nomination, Sumariwalla said he looked forward to his cooperation and guidance in the implementation of the AFI policies for the development of athletics in future.

Chief Minister Rio congratulated Metha on his new appointment.

“Congratulations, Shri @abumetha for being appointed as Associate Vice President of Athletic Federation of India. I wish you an outstanding tenure. Grateful to @afiindia & Shri @Adille1 for recognizing Nagaland & the NE in our endeavour to promote athletics & sports in the country,” Rio tweeted today.

“Congratulations @abumetha! This is a remarkable milestone! I am sure this assignment will energize the athletes in the region! Way to go,” Nagaland government spokesperson Mmhonlumo Kikon tweeted.

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