Awards

Awards

SXSSS was honored by the Gujarat Minister of Health who, on behalf of the Government of Gujarat Health and Family Welfare Department, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, presented a certificate of honor for its contribution to health care and especially for its de-addiction campaign and awareness programs, on 31 May 2007, World Anti Tobacco day.

In 2008 the Communal Harmony Award was given to an SXSSS children's home monitor (balmitras) Mrs. Niruben Marwadi by the NRI Coalition, for saving Muslim families during the Gujarat Carnage in 2002.

In December 2004, Jamat-e-Islam-e-Hind presented its Human Rights Award to St. Xavier's Social Service Society for unflinching service towards the cause of communal unity and human rights in the year 2002.

Fr. Cedric Prakash, S.J the then director of SXSSS in 1998 when SHANTI was founded and has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards.