Poonam Singh 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.
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.
Govardhan Singh Jamwal
CHAIRPERSON OF KUNWAR VIYOGI MEMORIAL TRUST
Kunwar Goverdhan Singh 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.
Ayushman Singh Jamwal
TRUST MEMBER AND HEAD-EDITORIAL BOARD
Ayushman Jamwal is a Senior News Editor at CNN-News18 and manages the editorial content of the channel’s prime time band, namely the flagship shows of The Right Stand and News Epicentre. Ayushman has written, reported and developed multimedia features for the channel with a focus on human interest stories, international relations and the Indian army.
Ayushman is a columnist for leading online and print titles including The Times of India and The Speaking Tree. He has written multiple articles on contemporary feminism as well as modern and Vedic philosophy through the prism of popular culture icons like the Batman, the Joker and Star Wars.
Ayushman Jamwal is also a celebrated poet. His first poetry collection, ‘Chameleon Lights’ was featured in the top 10 Poetry Bestseller list 2017 on Amazon.com. His second poetry collection ‘Silent Sun’ is out now. Ayushman was recently honoured with the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for his work promoting the art of poetry, as well as the Asian Literary Society’s Wordsmith Poetry Prize for his celebrated poem on Triple Talaq titled ‘Am I Not God’s Child?’. Ayushman is also the founder of the poetry collective Wings of Verse promoting poetry for a socially conscious society.
Ayushman also serves as a Board member of the Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust, established to preserve Dogri culture. The Trust provides funding for Dogri scholarship at Jammu University and promotes innovation in Dogri art, encouraging cultural fusion.
Ayushman has lead the Trust’s charge hosting Dogri cultural events in Chandigarh, Srinagar, Jaipur and Jammu, most notably hosting Army Chief Bipin Rawat for a grand cultural extravaganza titled ‘Pryutsu’ honouring India’s brave soldiers at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi.