On the annual observance of 'International Day of Persons with Disabilities', Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted their indomitable spirit, calling them our heroes.
"On 'International Day of Persons with Disabilities', I salute the indomitable spirit of all persons with disabilities. They are our heroes," tweeted PM Modi.
"Today is a day to pledge our commitment towards our unwavering support to persons with disabilities and ensuring equal opportunities for them," he added.
December 3 is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992 that aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
Each year the day is celebrated with a special theme. This year the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be celebrated with the theme of 'Sustainable development: The promise of technology'.