Ujjain is situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ujjain district and is also known as ?The city of Temples.? It lies on the banks of the eastern river Kshipra. In antiquity, Ujjain was an important center of learning and power in the country. It was ruled by different dynasties and was a pre-eminent seat of power for the most powerful rulers in central India. The city is divided into 54 wards that help in its proper civic governance. Manufacturing and textile industries along with agricultural yields like soybean, wheat, jowar and bajra form the backbone of the citys economy. It has a lengthy history of being a center for learning and that has further developed in recent times through prestigious institutions like Vikram University, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Business Management, Maharshi Panini Sanskrit University, Mahakal Institute of Technology, Ruxmaniben Deepchand Gardi Medical College, Ujjain Engineering College, etc. Ujjain is a city of temples. It holds an important place in the Hindu pilgrim trails in India. Its temples and monuments like Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Vikram Kirti Mandir, Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Ram Ghat, Gadkalika Temple, Sandipani Ashram, Iskon temple are well respected and must-visit destinations for Hindu devotees.
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.