National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) condoled the demise of Lathon Kemp, a Naga woman who was among those who weaved the first Naga national flag.
Kemp, 97, passed away on January 5 at her native village Sendenyu under Rengma region.
NSCN-IM said that as respect to Kemp, the Naga national flag would be flown at half-mast today.
They thanked God for giving her a long and fulfilling life and said that the Naga people believe that God must have inspired her “to work on this flag.”
The Naga flag, for decades, has been a symbol of Naga nationalism. It is hoisted not just by NSCN-IM, but across camps of various Naga groups.
NSCN prayed for strength to the bereaved family and said, “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.”