The demise of Lathon Kemp, one of the Naga women who weaved the first Naga national flag is deeply condoled by the National Socialist Council of Nagalim. Her end came yesterday at 3.30 PM at her native village Sendenyu under Rengma region.
“We thank God for giving her full life as her life lasted from 1924 to 2021,” read the condolence message issued by the NSCN on Wednesday.
According to NSCN, 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,” said NSCN. For NSCN it was this beautiful flag with rainbow and Bethlehem star that inspired and led the Naga people throughout.
“This flag is also identified as God’s covenant with the Naga people that He will be with the Nagas,” stated NSCN.
“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,” bemoaned NSCN. “We are proud of her and everyone who share her love for the Naga nation,” it added.
Praying for “strength and courage to bear the loss” for the bereaved family, NSCN further said, “It is our prayers that our Almighty God will grant her a peaceful rest till the resurrection day.”
As a mark of respect to Lathon Kemp, the Naga national flag shall be hoisted half-mast on Thursday, 7th January, 2021, according to the NSCN statement.