The city of Rourkela is a planned city located in the northern part of the Indian state of Odisha. Rourkela is often referred to as Ispat Nagar and sometimes as the Steel City of Odisha. Rourkela has one of the largest steel plants of SAIL, which is also known as Rourkela Steel Plant. The city has been selected to be further developed into a smart city in the third phase of the Smart Cities Mission. The city celebrates Rourkela Day on 3rd March every year. The name of Rourkela originates from the native tribal language of Sadri. It is an amalgam of two words - "rour" means "our" and "Kela" means "village" which adds up to "Our Village." The city is situated in the Sundergarh district of Odisha. The Rourkela Township is segregated into two townships known as Steel Township and Civil Township. The Steel Township comprises of the Residential quarters of Rourkela Steel Plant and the other part is known as the Civil Township. The steel plants drive the economy of Rourkela and most of the residents are employed in the Steel industry. With several places of tourist attraction nearby, reputed educational institutions like the NIT Rourkela and all the modern amenities needed for a comfortable living, this thriving city is a great place to settle in.
PNB was found in 1894 and registered under the Company Act on 19th May with its office in Lahore before partition. Presently the head office is in New Delhi, India. The bank had over 80 million customers, 6,900 branches across India. Overseas, PNB has a banking subsidiary in the UK, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Kabul. It was established with the primary objective of strengthening the economic development in the country. The representative offices of PNB are in Dubai, Sydney, Almaty, Oslo, and Shanghai. The bank started its operations on 12th April 1895. The founding members of PNB consist of many leaders from the Swadeshi movement. Mr.Lala Lajpat Rai was actively involved with the management of bank in its initial years of formation. The PNB was the first national bank to began and survive with the national capital. It had the privilege of maintaining accounts of prominent leaders such as Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and JL Nehru. The first branch of PNB outside Lahore was started in 1900. In 1969, the government nationalized it.