Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Now diabetes has become an epidemic disease which affects each house of India. It is the leading cause of stroke, renal disease, blindness and lower limb amputation. We should be aware about this disease so that we can fight against it. Some great personality has rightly said- "Awareness, not technology is the key to future. Awareness, not fear is what will keep you and your family safe. Awareness, not intelligence is what will create a sustainable planet." It is high time to create awareness than to treat. Because if we treat we treat an individual but if we create awareness we treat a whole community. On this world diabetes day Trilochan Netralaya, Budharaja, Sambalpur organised a grand awareness rally comprising of troops of various religious, educational and social organisation. Rally started from GM University, Sambalpur and ended at PHED field, Ainthapali with an awareness talk about diabetes and diabetic retinopathy by our founder Dr Shivaprasad Sahoo and felicitation of participants by our guest of honour Prof Dr Raseswari Panigrahi. We are thankful to all the participants, media representatives, our guest of honour and all the people behind the show for their valuable effort and time. We can't fight against blindness alone but together we can.