Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. It was named after King Jai Singh in 1727, who was the then ruler of Amer. The former Royal family still lives in Jaipur in the famous City Palace. With a whopping population of more than 3 million, Jaipur is the tenth most populous city in India. It is often referred to as the Pink City, due to its dominantly pink colored buildings. Located very close to the Great Indian Desert, Jaipur has a hot semi-arid climate with very less rainfall during the monsoon months. The ancient forts and relics in and around Jaipur make it a flamboyant city which attracts thousands of tourist every year. The royal observatory or the Jantar Mantar, the honeycomb-like Hawa Mahal and the gorgeous Amer Fort are Jaipur?s star attractions, which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Jaipur also connects tourists to other attractive tourist destinations in the vicinity like Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Mount Abu. Interestingly, Jaipur is a Vastu-complaint city which was meticulously planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya in 1727 based on the Indian Vastu Shastra. Rajasthani, Dhundhari, Marwari, Hindi and English are the languages spoken in the city. Jaipur is famous for its spread of delectable Rajasthani cuisine - the Dal Baati Churma and Ghevar are the most sought out dishes in the restaurants of Jaipur. Jaipur is a colorful city where one may find a beautiful juxtaposition of the old and the new - modern cars and buses alongside camels, trendy motorbikes and buzzing autorickshaws, modern buildings and ancient forts, shopping complexes and rustic markets - all these add up to enhance the beautiful essence and spirit of 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.