Padma Shri for Priest from City
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He went on to establish the Kripa Foundation in 1981, dedicated to the care, support and rehabilitation of those affected by alcohol and drugs and those suffering from HIV/AIDS. He was recently awarded the Padma Shri for social work by the central government.
Fr Pereira now has 48 facilities all over India and six collaborative centres abroad where de-addiction work is carried out. He also holds yoga classes at the Mount Carmel Church Hall in Bandra and the lessons are attended by people of all faiths.