Department of Public Health Dentistry conducted an awareness program, on account of world cancer day on feb 4th 2019. the program was organised for general public in Thirumalisai panchayat. The public were engaged by giving awareness lecture regarding signs and symptoms of early cancer and practical guidance was given towards habit cessation. self help materials such as pamphlets were distributed during the program. a team of enthusiastic postgraduates actively involved and participated in this awareness drive. the day also included free oral cancer screening at the urban peripheral centre in thirumalisai. Small Shops and factories in 5km radius were covered and awareness lectures were given regarding the ill effects of tobacco usage and other common cancers and advantage of addressing them at an early stage