Bathinda is one of the oldest cities as well as a Municipal Corporation in the Indian state of Punjab. It functions as the administrative headquarters of the Bathinda District. It is situated in the Malwa Region. Bathinda is nicknamed as the City of Lakes, owing to the numerous artificial lakes in the city. The city is also known as Tabar-e-Hind or Tabarhindh which means the Gateway to India. Razia Sultana, the first Empress of India, was imprisoned in the Qila Mubarak fort in this city. Bhatinda is one of the leading cities in education. It has many prestigious academic institutions such as the Central University of Punjab and the upcoming AIIMS. Two modern thermal power plants are housed in Bhatinda - Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant and Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant. The city has a fertilizer plant, an oil refinery and two cement plants by Ambuja Cements & UltraTech Cement. Bathinda is also one of the largest cotton and food grain markets in northern India. Grape is widely cultivated in and around the city and is used for local consumption as well as trade. There are various places worth visiting in Bhatinda. The Bhatinda zoo, the historic Qila Mubarak fort, the gurudwara and mazaar of Haji Rattan are popular tourist centers in the city.
Corporation Bank was started about 111 years ago in 1906, with an initial capital amount of just Rs.5000/-. The bank has recorded Rs. 3,03,185 Crore mark in business, with more than 9900 service outlets across the nation, served by committed and dedicated over 19,000 Corp Bankers. The evidence of its growth can be seen in its financial performance and enviable track record. The prominent reason for bank celebration is empowering the rural and urban population together by being able to participate in nation building. Today, the Corporation Bank is the significant contributor to the growth of the countrys economy. After getting nationalized in 1980, the Corporation Bank evolved and adapted to the financial sector reforms. It became the Second Public Sector Bank in the country to enter capital market, the IPO of which was oversubscribed by more than thirteen times. The Bank took many initiatives in credit services such as Cash Management Services, m-Commerce, " Online " approvals for Educational loans, 100% CBS Compliance and more recently, the bank made an effort in taking the technology to remotest villages through low-cost branchless banking or Business Correspondent model.