Fr Valles was conferred the Padma Shri (2021) posthumously

Fr Valles was conferred the Padma Shri (2021) posthumously. He was asked to teach Mathematics at St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, and in the process began to learn Gujarati. He wrote several books in Gujarati and was awarded the Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak, one of the highest awards in Gujarati literature in the year 1978. He also write in English and Spanish. He used to write in the Sunday Supplement of the Gujarat Samachar in a column called “Navi Pedhine”. There were several books in Mathematics that he wrote in Gujarati, which has been an immense contribution to education.