Morena is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated in the Chambal division of the state and houses the administrative headquarters of the Morena district. The area was once notorious for dacoits, who terrorized the residents and plundered everything. It has now become a safer place and its 3 lakh residents can peacefully live their lives in the city. Many industrial units have been set up at Morena and the place has gained importance in terms of business and commerce. Located in the basin of the Chambal River, Morena has a tract of rich alluvial soil in some areas where wheat and oilseeds are widely cultivated. Morena has some quarries for building stones. There are forest areas which are inhabited by peacocks. The city is known for its sweets - Gajak is a traditional sweet made of sesame and jaggery and manufactured at Morena during winter; Malpua, made of flour and jaggery, is another delicious sweet that Morena is known for. Tourism is a major economic source in this city. The areas worth visiting in and around Morena are National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary, Pahargarh cave paintings, Sabalgarh Fort, Sersaini Fort, Jain Temples and various Hindu temples.
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.