At the "East Indian Manoranjan", an evening of song, food and other cultural Dhamaka, which was organised by the Mount Carmel Confraternity.Fr. Joe was felicitated by leading him to the stage, in a procession led by traditional East Indian dancing, accompanied by an East Indian Band. The spectators gave a standing ovation to Fr Joe as he was being felicitated. In his short address to the gathering Fr. Joe admired the love and affection bestowed on him by one and all.
Popularly known as Singing Priest, the crowd demanded Fr Joe to sing a song which he fulfilled happily to the delight of one and all.
Fr Joe in his message in the souvenir that was released for the occasion, expressed his gratitude, towards the love and support of the East Indian Community that they bestowed towards Him and Kripa. He also expressed that the East Indian youth may pursue the path of education and be willing to offer their lives in service to the church and community. Indeed an evening to remember.