Rajkot is the fourth largest urban agglomeration situated in the West Indian state of Gujarat. The Aji River and Nyari River flow alongside this city. Rajkot functions as the administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District. It has a distinguished place in history for being the hometown of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. In the year 2013, Rajkot was recognized for being the city with the best law and order in the country. It also qualifies as one of the cleanest cities in India. The city is segregated into 29 wards that are led by elected representatives and counselors. The economy of Rajkot is chiefly based on small-scale industries with many manufacturing plants and units working on diesel engines, machine tools, kitchen knives and other cutting appliances, etc. Stock trading has gained popularity in Meerut since the 90s. Even the software sector is gradually picking up speed and striving to contribute to Rajkots economy and employment. The city is also well-known for art and jewelry design. There are many renowned educational institutions in this city. Tourists visiting Rajkot have various places to explore in the city. Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rotary Dolls Museum, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, ISKCON Rajkot, Sri Sri Radha Neelmadhav Dham, Aji Dam Garden, etc. are a few places 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.