Due to the announcement by the Government of India on bestowing the national Award for outstanding achievement by an Individual Professional in the field of addiction Fr. Joe cut short his visit in Germany to return just in time to rush to Delhi for the award ceremony which was held at Vigyan Bhawan. Fr. Joe received this prestigious award at the hands of Hon'ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The staff of Bandra were so pleased to meet him that on right from th airport to the next day they garland and congratulated him on his achievement. Kudos to Khemchand staff of Bandra along with Lloyd for initiating a very noble thought of felicitating Fr. Joe and Bosco at the airport.
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