Bhojpur Mahila Kala Kendra was established on 1st June 1993 as an SME to provide skill training to poor & needy women. In 2000, a Senior IAS Officer Shri Amitabh Verma encouraged and supported us to get registered as a society to avail government support. Our organization BMKK was Reg. on 13.04.2000 under the society registration act and under the FCRA, I.T. 12A & 80G. The organization is run by a seven-member executive body comprising all women members. BMKK is impaneled with TISS & D.C. Handicrafts, Govt. of India and have membership in many reputed organizations like AIH, Gender Alliance, BVHA and AATMA Bhojpur, etc.
BMKK is awarded by CAPART, Women Development Corporation, Govt. of Bihar and Leading Hindi Newspaper Prabhat Khabar, etc. in the field of Women Empowerment.
In Feb- Mar. 2019 BMKK got Brand of India award by Ministry of MSME for SME, this Award was presented by Hon. MSME Minister Sri Giriraj Singh and got Women on a Mission award by YourStory Bangalore, this award was presented by Mrs. Sudha Murthy founder of Infosys foundation and Padamshiri.
BMKK is also working with many government agencies, foreign agencies, and corporate agencies.
BMKK has formed and nurtured more than 300 women SHGs in Bihar and about 200 SHGs got credit linkage with banks. The Manager of the Lead Bank, Bhojpur (Bihar) gave us a letter of appreciation for our efforts.
We have trained approximately 25,000 women, and 1000 women are employed. In Bihar and Jharkhand, 1746 women have opened USHA sewing schools and are earning money for their families. All technical & certification assistance has been provided by USHA International with quarterly monitoring and other assistance by BMKK. We are manufacturing eco-friendly crochet thread jewellery with the help of 200 women and their families in Bhojpur district of Bihar. Women are working from home with good earnings every day.
Note: Ms. Anita Gupta, Secretary, Bhojpur Mahila Kala Kendra received the state award in Artificial Jewellery in 2007.