World Kidney Day was celebrated at Joyalukkas showrooms across the state with awareness programs and distribution of free dialysis kits.Our Cochin unit organized an awareness program for our staff. It was Dr. Binu Upendran, MD (General Medicine) DNB, DM Nephrology, HOD and Senior Consultant Lourd's Hospital led the class by describing the present status of renal disease in India . He explained the major causes that lead to this deadly disease as well as the good practices that help us to keep away from it. Dr. Shirly Raj, MHA, BDS, Public Relations Manager, Lourdes Hospital in his Presidential address admired Joyalukkas Foundation for taking bold and innovative steps to prevent the spread of diseases. Both the special guests were presented with a memento to respect their presence. Later free dialysis kits were distributed among the kidney patients.