Jabalpur is a city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Earlier known as Jubbulpore, this city is often referred to as the Marble City of India. It is the third-largest urban agglomeration in Madhya Pradesh as well as the administrative headquarters of Jabalpur District. As the Kalchuri and Rajgond dynasties had ruled over the city, Jabalpur exhibits a mixed culture of the Mughal and the Maratha rule. Gandhiji had stayed in the city for a long time before the Indian independence and had started the Swadesh, Swaraj and Sathyaghra here. Jabalpur city is divided into 79 wards to initiate smooth civic administration. Commercial crops such as pulses, oilseeds, cotton, sugar cane and a few medicinal crops are grown in Jabalpur. The economic growth of the city is principally based on agriculture and also on arms and ammunition industries. Other major industries in the city include garment manufacturing, glassware, electrical goods, limestone products and building materials. There are quite a few notable educational institutions at Jabalpur. Jabalpur, as a tourist destination, has numerous places to visit. Dhuandhar Falls and Marble Rocks in Bhedaghat are the most popular places frequented by tourists. The Pench National Park, Kanha Tiger Reserve, Dumna Nature Reserve Park and Bandhavgarh National Park are the other adventurous tourist destinations in the vicinity of the city.
Punjab National Bank is a financial services company and a state-owned headquartered in New Delhi, India. In 1894, the PNB was found. The bank had over 80 million customers, 6,937 branches, and 10681 ATMs across 764 cities as of 31 March 2017. Outside India, the bank has a subsidiary in the UK as well as in Hong Kong, Kowloon, Dubai, and Kabul. On 19 May 1894, the PNB was incorporated under the Indian Companies Act, with its office in Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore. The founding board from different parts of India established the bank with the common objective of creating a truly national bank which would further support the economic interest of the country. The founders of PNB included many leaders of the Swadeshi movement such as Kali Prasanna Roy, E. C. Jessawala, Prabhu Dayal, Dyal Singh Majithia and Lala Harkishen Lal, Lala Lalchand, Bakshi Jaishi Ram, and Lala Dholan Dass. The Lala Lajpat Rai was actively associated with the management of the Bank in the initial years. The board of PNB first met on 23 May 1894. On 12 April 1895, the bank began its business in Lahore. In 1900, the PNB opened its first branch outside Lahore.