• Prem Jamwal Youth Art Innovation Award PAN India is instituted in the memory of Kunwar Viyogi’s wife Mrs. Prem Jamwal, an economics graduate, a par excellent painter and stage performer. Mrs. Jamwal was the youngest daughter of Joint Commissioner Hira Singh and niece of a national hero, Martyr Brigadier Rajender Singh.

    Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust instituted Prem Jamwal Youth Art Innovation Award for unique cross-artform creative interpretation, to widen cultural reach and relevance to the younger generation.

    The award is presented for creative interpretation of unique world literature and art forms, aimed at widening the cultural reach and relevance for the younger generation. The award endeavours to encourage the youth in fulfilling their creative pursuits, while at the same time providing them with a platform so as to help them showcase their talent worldwide.

    Theatre director Aarushi Thakur was the recipient of the first Prem Jamwal Young Art Innovation Award for staging the Hindi adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s popular English play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the 2016 Kunwar Viyogi Utsav.

    During the Kunwar Viyogi Utsav 2017, organized by the Trust in September, very talented Kathak dancer, Sanchita Abrol, won the award for her performance entitled ‘Ghar; Ek Prem ki Gagar’.

    Recently, at the Trust’s annual fest, Kunwar Viyogi Utsav 2018, Shreyasi Gopinath bagged the award for her awe-striking performance whilst displaying a unique confluence of Dogri and Bharatnatyam.

    We are inviting two types of participation:

    (1) Sculptors to design the Youth Art Innovation Award.

    (2) Artists to participate to win the award.

    Entries open till August 15, 2017.

  • Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust launches the “Shaurya Kala Samman” to honour brave soldiers for the services to the country. Shaurya Kala Samman is a yearly award given to one soldier serving, or retired or posthumous to show gratitude towards the soldier for the service to the country. The award is decided by an eminent jury consisting of Dogri Sanstha and KVMTrust members and presented during the yearly Kunwar Viyogi Utsav held at Jammu.

    This year we also honoured the legacy of one of India’s greatest war heroes – Brigadier Rajinder Singh Jamwal, with a short film titled “1947: The Forgotten Battle of URI”.

    “Kunwar Viyogi Shaurya Kala Samman” has been instituted to celebrate the creative talent in the armed forces for excellence in Art, Literature and Culture, in memory of the Soldier Poet, Sahitya Akademi Awardee, Group Captain Randhir Singh is popularly known as Kunwar Viyogi.
    This year Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust honours Major General GD Bakshi AVSM, VSM, with the Kumwar Viyogi Shaurya Kala Samman 2019 for his contribution to Literature, Media and Distinguished Service in the Indian Armed Forces.

    • Major General GD Bakshi is one of India’s foremost defence analysts, military historians and Vedic philosophers, with several celebrated titles under his name including Bose: An Indian Samurai, The Rise of Indian Military Power and Shaman: Roots of the Rig Veda. He is also a poet, with notable works including Dances With The Cranes and Freedom is an Eagle: Poems from an Outpost. Major General Bakshi has developed documentaries on India’s most pivotal battles and war heroes in an effort to promote and preserve the stories and service of the nation’s brave warriors. As a regular broadcaster, he promotes the viewpoint of the Indian military on multiple TV platforms and on the national and international conference circuit.
      Kunwar Viyogi Shaurya Kala Samman has been instituted to celebrate the creative talent in the armed forces for excellence in Art, Literature and Culture, in memory of the Soldier Poet, Sahitya Akademi Awardee, Group Captain Randhir Singh is popularly known as Kunwar Viyogi.

    Contribution to the Arts
    Major General GD Bakshi is one of India’s foremost defence analysts, military historians, and Vedic philosophers, with several celebrated titles under his name including Bose: An Indian Samurai, The Rise of Indian Military Power and Shaman: Roots of the Rig Veda. He is also a poet, with notable works including Dances With The Cranes and Freedom is an Eagle: Poems from an Outpost. Major General Bakshi has developed documentaries on India’s most pivotal battles and war heroes in an effort to promote and preserve the stories and service of the nation’s brave warriors. As a regular broadcaster, he promotes the viewpoint of the Indian military on multiple TV platforms and on the national and international conference circuit.