Nagaland

NSCN to hoist the Naga national flag half mast tomorrow in respect of late Lathon Kemp

NSCN to hoist the Naga national flag half mast tomorrow in respect of late Lathon Kemp
(Photo of the first stitched/woven Naga national flag by Lathon Kemp)

Kohima, January 06 (NEx): National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) expressed sadness on learning about the demise of Lathon Kemp, one of the Naga women who weaved the first Naga national flag. Her end came yesterday at 3.30 PM at her native village Sendenyu under Rengma region. ‘We thank God for giving her a full life as she lived from 1924 to 2021’- NSCN said.

The condolence message from the NSCN reads, ‘Naga people believe that God must have inspired her to work on this flag to give political meaning and identity to the Naga people as a nation. Henceforth, the Naga political movement was carried out under the banner of this God given flag. It was this beautiful flag with rainbow and Bethlehem star that inspired and lead the Naga people throughout. This flag is also identified as God’s covenant with the Naga people that He will be with the Nagas’.

‘We salute this noble woman, and express our deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and her close friends who have stood by her till the last breath of her life. We are proud of her and everyone who share her love for the Naga nation. May God give them the strength and courage to bear the loss! It is our prayer that our Almighty God will grant her a peaceful rest till the resurrection day’.

Further, the NSCN (IM) declared that as a mark of respect to Lathon Kemp, the Naga national flag shall be hoisted half mast tomorrow, January 7th, 2021.