HONORARY FOUNDER OF THE TRUST
Colonel (Retired) Kulbir Singh Jamwal, VSM is Kunwar Viyogi’s younger brother. He is the Honorary Founder of Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust. He is a decorated Army veteran who has served India in the 1965 and 1971 wars against Pakistan. He has also served as an Army Commander at the borders areas of Ladakh, Kashmir and Jaisalmer, as well as several areas in the North East including Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur. Kulbir Singh Jamwal retired from the Armed Forces in 1991, yet continued serving the Army in welfare organisations. He has served as the Director of Sainik Welfare in Jammu and Kashmir, working to create housing colonies, education and social service facilities for Armed Forces personnel and their kin. Since 2002, he has served as the Joint Chairman of the Fauji Education Society and Fauji Public School in Jammu and Kashmir.
He has two sons Mandhir Singh Jamwal, MBBS MD and Manmeet Singh Jamwal, Advocate and Corporate lawyer. He resides in Jammu along with his wife Vichitri Jamwal.
FOUNDER OF KUNWAR VIYOGI MEMORIAL TRUST
Poonam Singh Jamwal is the eldest daughter of Kunwar Viyogi aka Group Capt Randhir Singh. She is the Founder of Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust.
With over 25 years of experience, Poonam is an influencer and thought leader in new media in education. She is the driving voice in digital education space and has national and international experience of business development, interdisciplinary education advocacy, research, training and programme development with a focus on new age learning tools.
With Masters in Education and MBA, Poonam began as a journalist before moving towards innovation in education. She began her career as sub-editor with Kashmir Times and since then she has been a change maker in the field of education. She has helped build creative pedagogical tools, shaping the way schools teach and learn. Under her stewardship, Extramarks Education is today a leader in the digital education space with operations across the globe.
Prior to Extramarks, Poonam worked for The Times of India. During her 15 years with the media giant, Poonam brought India’s leading newspaper into the classroom through ‘Newspaper in Education Program’. She served as the editor of the Student Edition of The Times of India, media event manager as well as a successful business head. In the early 2000s, Poonam was part of the pioneering Times Internet team, creating online learning solutions. She has been Director Communications with Amity University, shaping their International speaker’s forum, career counselling centre and launching student newspaper.
Her signature style is her business acumen, sharp marketing astuteness, deep knowledge across disciplines, which is translated into processes, making any project she heads deliver a significant impact. She has vast experience and exposure to cultural vistas-showcasing national/international artists in the field of music, art and literature.
She is married to engineer and philanthropist Kunwar Goverdhan Singh Jamwal and has two talented sons, Ayushman Jamwal, Journalist(CNN-TV18) and a writer, columnist, blogger and poet; Anmol Singh Jamwal, trained Jazz dancer, choreographer, Vlogger and undergraduate student of commerce. She lives in New Delhi with her family and has deep ties with Jammu with her paternal and marital families residing in the city.
She is the grand-niece of Param Vir Chakra awardee Brigadier Rajender Singh and granddaughter of Vizir a Vizarat Thakur Hira Singh. Her mother, Prem Jamwal was a gifted artist, stage actor and Kunwar Viyogi’s creative muse. Poonam has two sisters Rashmi Jamwal, Artist and Shallu Lalljee, stylist and entrepreneur.
CHAIRPERSON OF KUNWAR VIYOGI MEMORIAL TRUST
KGS Jamwal is the eldest son-in-law of Kunwar Viyogi, married to his eldest daughter and KVM Trust founder Poonam Singh Jamwal. An alumni of BITS Pilani he is a civil engineer and Director based in New Delhi with an experience of over 35 years. He has managed multiple projects, constructing housing colonies, airports, hospitals and consulates across the country. KGS Jamwal is a philanthropist, with the focus on education of the girl-child.
TRUST MEMBER AND HEAD-EDITORIAL BOARD
Ayushman Jamwal is a 29-year-old journalist based in New Delhi and the grandson of Kunwar Viyogi. He is a Senior News Editor at CNN-News18 and a graduate of prestigious Cardiff School of Journalism where he completed his BA in Journalism and MA in Political Communication. Ayushman received a full scholarship from the English news channel NDTV to study at Cardiff University, which he clinched after winning the national level ‘Scholar Hunt’ journalism competition.
Ayushman is a well-known writer on international affairs, politics and social issues and writes for multiple national and regional titles and advocacy groups including the Daily Excelsior and Kashmir Times. An alumnus of the prestigious Doon School in Dehradun, Ayushman, like his grandfather is a poet at heart and has been writing since he was 15 years old, contributing his work to several publications and journals.