Every year, the World Health Organisation observes April 7th as “World Health Day”, with a focus on a health-related theme of global importance. This year, the theme for World Health Day is “Beat Diabetes’, a slogan which assumes great significance for our centre in its 25th year of service. In consonance with its role as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Noncommunicable Disease, our centre conducted several activities on the occasion of World Health Day. These included quiz programs, healthy recipe demonstrations and diabetes screening camps at several locations including Chennai, Coimbatore, Bhubaneswar and Hyderabad. As a fitting culmination to the day’s activities, we also organized a Panel Discussion entitled “Prevention of Diabetes Needs a Multisectoral Approach” at Chennai.