Faridabad, the largest city in Haryana, is located very close to the Indian capital city New Delhi. It is an integral part of the National Capital Region (NCR) owing to its proximity to Delhi. Faridabad is an industrial city. The city is spread along the banks of the Yamuna. The city is a thoroughfare for the tourists visiting Vrindavan, Mathura and Agra. The economy of the city is run by a large number of small-scale and medium-scale industries. Faridabad happens to be one of the largest exporters of Henna in India. Various prominent companies have established their headquarters in Faridabad. Many IT Companies and MNCs have established their offices in the city, offering plenty of job opportunities. Large-scale companies like Yamaha Motors, Havells, Indian Oil, Larsen & Toubro, Whirlpool, etc. have their units and manufacturing plants in Faridabad. Faridabad is a massive economic hub in Haryana that generates more than 50% of the income tax for the state government. This city hosts many modern educational institutions including schools like Apeejay and DPS, as well as colleges like Institute of Management Technology and Institute of Hotel Management. There are certain tourist spots such as Badkhal lake, Surajkund, Digambar Jain Temple in and around 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.