Our Founders

Meet the Pioneers Behind Sampark

Janak Nayar

The Visionary Innovator

Late Mrs. Janak Nayar (1936-2017) was the foundational pillar of Sampark Foundation. Her vision of 'Sampark', meaning 'connection', set the stage for innovative educational solutions in rural India. With 35 years in education, she inspired Vineet and Anupama Nayar to embark on a transformative journey, reshaping rural education through technology. Her legacy continues to drive Sampark's mission, turning teachers into tech-savvy agents of change.

Vineet Nayar

The Tech Trailblazer

Vineet Nayar's transition from leading HCL Technologies to steering Sampark Foundation is a tale of innovation and transformation. As a tech visionary and author of "Employees First, Customers Second", he has consistently championed disruptive thinking. His leadership at HCL and recognition by Forbes and Foreign Policy magazine underscore his commitment to leveraging technology for large-scale social impact, a philosophy he now applies to revolutionising education at Sampark Foundation.

Anupama Nayar

The Pedagogic Innovator

Anupama Nayar, a trained special educator, is the driving force behind Sampark Foundation's educational breakthroughs. Her shift from traditional grant-making to pioneering tech-infused teaching methods has transformed education in over 1,00,000 government schools. Recognized by Forbes and Harvard for her innovative approach, Anupama's work is reshaping the educational landscape, introducing groundbreaking tech solutions in classrooms across eight states.