Bhartiya Grameen Mahila Sangh was established in 1960 with the objective of developing leadership among urban and rural women and equipping them with tools for empowerment.
The founder of BGMS was Mrs Krishna Agrawal, who started the organisation with only five members. At present the organisation has about 357 members. The seed sown in 1960 has not become a big tree by having 16 district branches all over India.
BGMS started work with rural women by imparting them adult education. After some time, it was belt by Mrs Krishna Agrawal that there should be a school for rural girls where they could get quality education. She began Jeevan Jyoti Girls School at Rau, near Indore. At present the school is providing education to almost 1,000 students from rural areas of Indore district.
The organisation has partnership with reputed donors like Jal Seva Trust, Transport Corporation Foundation of India, Women and Child Development Department, Central Social Welfare Board, DFID, Indore Municipal Corporation, Ujjain Municipal Corporation, National Health Mission, NABARD, Child Fund India, World Learning USAID, Tribal Welfare Department, etc.