Mau is a town located in the Mau district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is officially known as Maunath Bhanjan and it serves as the headquarter of the district. The city has a population of around 22 lakh people and the city celebrates various festivals like Holi, Diwali, Eid, Muharram, Durga Puja, Vijayadashami, Christmas, Bhaiya Duj, Chhath Puja, etc. with grand pomp and show. Mau is an industrial town. The textile industry of Benares and Mubarakpur saw a gradual decline over the last few decades but Mau still stands as one of the last bastions of textile hubs of UP. There are more than 50000 power-looms in the city and the state government is putting extra effort into modernizing this industry at Mau.
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.