sasaram city, in the Indian state of Bihar, is the largest sub-metropolitan area of the state. Sasaram has many religious and historical places to visit, which are surrounded by the scenic Kaimur mountains and the Sone and Kav rivers. The name of the city is also spelled as Sahasram. It was an ancient village which was known as the gateway of "Vihar" as it would give one entry to the Nalanda and Gaya area. Gautama Buddha had passed through this city on his way to gaining enlightenment at Gaya. Many industries are situated around Sasaram city. Gauraxni, Fazalganj, New Area and Tomb Area are the commercial zones with several malls, multiplexes, hotels and premium medical facilities. The remaining regions like Muradabad, Dehri, Dalmianagar, Nokha, Tilauthu, Jamuhar, Son Nagar, Amjhor and Kudra function as the administrative headquarter of the Rohtas district. Sasaram city is known for its high literacy rate and the area with highest forest cover in Bihar. Sasaram is known for the production of fertilizer, stone chips, cement and for the quarrying industry. Bhojpuri, Hindi, and Urdu are the major languages spoken by the 1.5 lakh residents of Sasaram who mainly follow Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. The economy of Sasaram is fuelled by agriculture as well as related industries like rice polishing.
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.