Nagpur is a sprawling metropolis in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is considered to be the winter capital of the state as the winter session of the Maharashtra State Assembly is held in Nagpur every year. It is not only the third largest city in Maharashtra but is also an important political and commercial center of the state. It is sometimes referred to as the Orange City for the famous Nagpur oranges that are cultivated in the city and traded extensively. Nagpur has tropical savannah climate which has predominantly dry weather prevailing throughout the year, with a bit of rainfall in June and July. Being one of the cleanest Indian cities, Nagpur offers great perks to its residents in terms of livability, health-care, greenery and public transport. Nagpur provides a base for the Indian armed forces. The 118th infantry battalion of the Indian Army is at Sitabuli fort in Nagpur. The Maintenance Command of Indian Air Force is also currently headquartered at Vayusena Nagar in Nagpur. A few of India?s pre-eminent education institutes like IIM, NIT, AIIMS, etc. have their branches in Nagpur. Although Nagpur is not exactly a tourist destination, there are several forests, tiger rivers and Buddhist stupas in and around the city that are worth visiting.
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.