As part of celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), Jan Shikshan Santhan (JSS), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Kupwara unit today organized a function at Government Degree College Kupwara. The function was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din. In his address, the DC highlighted the importance of observing the day and said the specially abled persons are the important segment of our society and to look after them is the prime duty of every individual.He said December 03 is observed internationally being observed for the welfare of specially abled persons and to promote their rights and raise awareness about their well-being. He stressed for upgradation of employment avenues for specially abled persons. Imam Din said Government as well as Associations are working for the upliftment of this important section of the society and various skill development programmes have been devised for these persons and urged upon stakeholders to put all possible efforts for harnessing the talent of specially abled persons, especially students to encourage them to stand on their own legs. Other speakers also highlighted the importance of Day. Later, the awards were given among the best performers of skill development at the occasion.The Principals of GDC Kupwara and WDC Kupwara, senior officers of Army, Director JSS Kupwara, concerned officers, specially abled persons and students participated in the function.