The Bharatiya Grameen Mahila Sangh is a not-for-profit, non political and non sectarian National Organization, founded in 1955, with Branches in all states across India. It is affiliated to the Associated Country Women of the world, which in turn is a consultative body for UNO, UNESCO, WHO, ILO.
The Karnataka State Branch was founded in 1960 by Late Padma Bhushan Smt. Yashodhara Dasappa and Late Smt. C. Sharada.
BGMS is registered under the Societies of Registration Act.
The Primary goal of BGMS is the welfare and upliftment of Women, Children, aged and partially impaired.