Rev. Fr. Jinesh Varkey honored with Order of St. George by HG Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius Metropolitan (Diocese of Chengannur) on 7 May 2017 at a function organized in the St. George Orthodox Maha Edavaka Arathil, Pandalam.
Other dignitaries present on the occasion were, Mr. Oommen Chandy (former Chief Minister of Kerala) and Mr. Anto Antony (Member of Parliament). Rev. Fr. Jinesh Varkey received this award for his involvement and contribution to rural community service in Tumkur District of Karnataka where he is the resident secretary of St. Gregorios Dayabhavan,
a rehab center for HIV affected and infected children.