sasaram city, in the Indian state of Bihar, is the largest sub-metropolitan area of the state. Sasaram has many religious and historical places to visit, which are surrounded by the scenic Kaimur mountains and the Sone and Kav rivers. The name of the city is also spelled as Sahasram. It was an ancient village which was known as the gateway of "Vihar" as it would give one entry to the Nalanda and Gaya area. Gautama Buddha had passed through this city on his way to gaining enlightenment at Gaya. Many industries are situated around Sasaram city. Gauraxni, Fazalganj, New Area and Tomb Area are the commercial zones with several malls, multiplexes, hotels and premium medical facilities. The remaining regions like Muradabad, Dehri, Dalmianagar, Nokha, Tilauthu, Jamuhar, Son Nagar, Amjhor and Kudra function as the administrative headquarter of the Rohtas district. Sasaram city is known for its high literacy rate and the area with highest forest cover in Bihar. Sasaram is known for the production of fertilizer, stone chips, cement and for the quarrying industry. Bhojpuri, Hindi, and Urdu are the major languages spoken by the 1.5 lakh residents of Sasaram who mainly follow Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. The economy of Sasaram is fuelled by agriculture as well as related industries like rice polishing.
The government owns 63.44% of the share capital of Union Bank of India making it one of the largest government-owned bank. As on 30 September 2015, the Union Bank had a network of 6909 ATMs. The online telebanking facility of UBI is available to all the Core Banking Customers, either individual or corporate. UBI had 4214 branches, as of September 2016. Out of them, four bank branches are outside India in Hong Kong, Antwerp, and Sydney (Australia) Dubai International Financial Centre. The representative offices of UBI are at Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Beijing. The Union Bank of India (Union Bank) was registered as a limited company in Mumbai on 11 November 1919, and Mahatma Gandhi inaugrated it. The Union Bank of India had only four branches - three in Mumbai and one in Saurashtra at the time of Independence in 1947. After Independence, the growth of UBI was accelerated, and the Indian Government nationalized it in 1969. It had 240 branches by that time. The Union Bank of India acquired Belgaum Bank shortly after nationalization. The UBI bought the Miraj State Bank in 1985. In 1999 the Union Bank was requested by the RBI to acquire Sikkim Bank in a rescue after extensive irregularities had been discovered at the non-scheduled bank.