Recently declared as a megacity, Bangalore or Bengaluru is the capital city of the Indian state of Karnataka. With a population crossing ten million, Bangalore is now considered to be the third populous among all the cities in India. It is located on the Deccan Plateau in the peninsular region of southern India. Although a highly cross-cultural crowd dwells in this city, the natives of Bangalore are called Kannadigas and they speak in Kannada. Bangalore is a major fast-growing metropolis in India. The city is also commonly referred to as the "Silicon Valley of India" or the "IT capital of India" as it has been the center of the IT boom in India. Many Indian technological organizations such as ISRO, HAL, Infosys, etc. are all headquartered in the city. This demographically diverse city has supported many flourishing start-up companies as well. The welcoming weather of Bangalore is indeed a relief to the hard-working people of the city; however, the traffic situation in the city is quite notorious. Bangalore has also become a seat of education, with pristine academic institutions such as The IISc or the Indian Institute of Science, the IIMB or the Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), the National Law School of India and many more prestigious academies being based in the city.
In 1943, Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal Ji, the first Chairman of OBC, founded it in Lahore. Within four years of its existence, the Oriental Bank of Commerce had to face Partition between India and Pakistan. The bank had to shut its branches in the newly formed Pakistan and move its registered office to Amritsar. The period of 1970-76 had been the most challenging phase in the history of the Bank. The OBC merged with Global Trust Bank (GTB) on 14 August 2004. The acquisition brought 103 branches with it, which increased OBCs branch number total to 1092. The bank presents a wide range of banking products and financial services such as deposit accounts, credit cards with a tie-up with SBI, Insurance products, ATMs, loans, debit cards, Internet banking, Self-banking halls, call center, mobile banking, etc. The Bank has introduced another peoples participation in the planning process at grass root level fundamentally to tackle the maladies of poverty. The Grameen Projects venture aimed to alleviate poverty while identifying the reasons responsible for the failure or success. The OBC has already introduced a GRAMEEN PROJECT in Dehradun District (UK) and Hanumangarh District in Rajasthan.