Muzaffarnagar is a city as well as a municipal council in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a part of the National Capital Region. It lies in the Doab region of Indo-Gangetic Plain. A Mughal Commander by the name of Sayyid Muzaffar Khan founded the city near the ancient town of Sarwat in 1633 during the reign of Shah Jahan. The native language of the city is Khari Boli, which is a prestigious dialect of Hindi. It resembles the Haryanvi dialect of Hindi. The economy of Muzaffarnagar depends upon the sugar and jaggery production. The farming activities in the area are focussed on jaggery and the city boasts of its huge jaggery trading business. There are eight sugar mills in the district of Muzaffarnagar. Apart from sugar and jaggery, Muzaffarnagar is also known for its production of steel and paper. The famous Shiv Chowk at the center of the city attracts many devotees of Lord Shiva during the Maha Shivratri ceremony every year. The city is known for its delectable cuisine, especially the chaats and sweets like "ghevar" are wildly craved for.
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.