Gorakhpur is situated in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Nestled on the banks of River Rapti, Gorakhpur serves as the administrative headquarters of the Gorakhpur district. History reports that the city was ruled by the Nawab of Awadh and then by the British East Indian Company for over 200 years. At present, the city is divided into 70 wards for the purpose of effective administration. The economy of Gorakhpur is driven by the cultivation of crops like rice, maize, rapeseed, mustard, pigeon pea, sorghum, pearl millet, moong beans, Bengal gram, green peas, wheat, etc. Sugarcane is the chief cash crop grown in the area. The city hosts many educational institutions such as Bhawani Prasad Pandey PG College, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Government Degree College, Blooming Buds Degree College, Jawahar Lal Nehru PG College, BRD Medical College & Nehru Hospital, Indira Gandhi Girls Degree College, etc. Gorakhpur is a fascinating tourist destination which draws people from all parts of the country. The places in and around the city that are worthy of a visit are the Gorakhnath Temple, the Railway Museum, Kushmi Forest, Neernikunj Water Park, Indra Bal Vihar Park and St. Josephs Cathedral church.
On 19th February 1943, the OBC was started in Lahore, Pakistan by Late Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal, the founding father of Oriental Bank of Commerce. The bank had to face the after-effects of partition in 1947. The branches in the newly formed Pakistan had shut, and the Registered Office had shifted from Lahore to Amritsar. The registered office was relocated to Delhi, in the year 1951. In 1980, it was nationalized by the Indian government. The merchant banking division of the bank was set up in 1992, and it was authorized by SEBI to act as a category-I merchant banker. In the year 1997, Punjab Co-operative Bank Ltd and Bari Doab Bank Ltd were merged with the OBC bank. The bank had joined hands with Citibank for launching OBC co-branded credit card. In the year 1999, OBC had set up asset recovery branch, one each at Delhi and Mumbai. For women entrepreneurs in the year 2002, the Bank had opened a specialized office and collaborated with Corporation Bank for sharing ATM network. In the year 2003, CBS, OBC had joined hands with Infosys Technologies Ltd and Wipro Ltd to make Centralised Banking Solution. In the same year, the OBC Bank and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) had agreed to work on projects in the field of small-scale, infrastructure and service areas. In February 2008, the Oriental Bank Navkiran Deposit Scheme was launched by the bank. Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company entered into a distribution tie-up with OBC in March of the year 2008.