A suprise for Fr. Joe awaited him,as he alighted from the plane at Mumbai airport on coming back from Delhi after attending National Award Ceremony. To greet him was Mr.. Nanakram Nebhanani MLA
( brother of staff Khemchand) along with Mr. Ravindra Khandelwal, Rajesh Agarwal, Manohar Kotkar, Shrikant Meshram, Fr. Ivan lobo from Nagpur ( close friend of Fr. Joe) and staff of Kripa Bandra. On seeing all those who came to receive him, Fr. Joe thanked all them feeling touched to see their love for him. Fr. Joe was accompanied from Delhi by his Nun Sister Teresa H. Pereira. Sister Teresa had specially escorted Fr. Joe to New Delhi for the award ceremony.