NSCN (I-M) mourns demise of first Naga flag weaver

DIMAPUR, JAN 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/6/2021 12:25:22 PM IST

NSCN (I-M) has expressed deep grief over the demise of Lathon Kemp, one of the Naga women who weaved the first Naga national flag.

The 97-year-old Kemp reportedly passed away on January 5 at 3.30pm at her native village Sendenyu under Rengma region. 

NSCN (I-M) through its MIP stated that as a mark of respect to Lathon Kemp, the Naga national flag would be flown at half-mast on January 7, 2021.

NSCN (I-M) thanked God for giving her full life as her life lasted from 1924 to 2021. 

It said the 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. 

It stated that 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,” NSCN (I-M) stated.

Saluting “this noble woman”, the NSCN (I-M) conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members and her close friends who have stood by her till the last breath of her life. 

“It is our prayers that our Almighty God will grant her a peaceful rest till the resurrection day,” NSCN (I-M) stated.

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