Motihari is located in the East Champaran district of Bihar. It falls under the Tirhut Division of the state and functions as the headquarter of its district. The place is quite near to the country border between India and Nepal as well as India and Bangladesh. Motihari is known for its wonderful scenic beauty. The picturesque Motijheel Lake is of stunning beauty and it divides the town into two parts. The Gandhi Sangrahalaya in Motihari is known for its collection of relics and photographs of the Satyagraha at Champaran. The Gandhian Memorial Pillar at Motihari is another famous landmark of Motihari. The city has more than 1 lakh residents who mainly speak in Hindi and Bhojpuri.
The Shamrao Vithal Co-op. Bank Ltd. or SVC Cooperative Bank Limited, is a banking company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 a scheduled bank, and one of the oldest Urban Co-operative Bank in India built in 1906. The bank was set up when co-operation was just started in the country. It was established with the primary aim of helping the less fortunate members of the community under the ambit of its economic enterprises. It was also to encourage savings and to create funds for providing financial aid to deserving members.Mr. Rao Bahadur Shripad Subbarao Talmaki was the chief architect of the Bank. The Bank was initially registered as a Co-operative Credit Society on 27 December 1906. The Bank is present in 10 States of India. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. In 1907, cumulative deposit scheme, fixed deposit scheme and saving bank deposit were introduced by the bank. After that in 1911, the facilities for remittance were made available to the members by the draft. In 1913, the cash credit scheme was introduced by the bank. In 1956, facilities were thrown open to all communities. In 1988, the Shamrao Vithal bank was conferred the scheduled bank status.