The Catholic Priests' Conference of India, a voluntary association of diocesan priests in India, bestowed upon Fr. Joe H Pereira and 4 other priests from different dioceses of India the "National Excellence Award" at their Colloquium on "Good Governance, Corruption and Citizenry" headed by Justice N Satosh Hegde on 30th November 2011 at Platinum Jubilee Hall Dolours' Basilica (Puthenpali). Thrissur.
Due to Fr Joe's prior engagements in Singapore, Fr. Jacob received the award on his behalf.