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.
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.