Darbhanga is situated in the Indian state of Bihar. It is a municipal corporation, as well as the administrative headquarter, for the Darbhanga district and the Darbhanga division. It is considered to be the cultural hub of the Mithila region. Historically, Darbhanga was the seat of the Raj Darbhanga as well as the capital region of ancient Mithila. The city hosts nearly three lakh people and experiences a humid climate. The city is known for its educational institutes like the prestigious Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, Womens Institute of Technology, Darbhanga College of Engineering, Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University, etc. The city is well connected to all other important regions in the vicinity through roads and railway. Darbhanga Junction is one of the oldest railway stations of Bihar and has a massive network. It is one of the highest earning railway junctions in the eastern zone. The airport at Darbhanga was earlier a military base but is scheduled to operate commercial flights in 2019.
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.