Motihari is located in the East Champaran district of Bihar. It falls under the Tirhut Division of the state and functions as the headquarter of its district. The place is quite near to the country border between India and Nepal as well as India and Bangladesh. Motihari is known for its wonderful scenic beauty. The picturesque Motijheel Lake is of stunning beauty and it divides the town into two parts. The Gandhi Sangrahalaya in Motihari is known for its collection of relics and photographs of the Satyagraha at Champaran. The Gandhian Memorial Pillar at Motihari is another famous landmark of Motihari. The city has more than 1 lakh residents who mainly speak in Hindi and Bhojpuri.
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.