Dehradun is the interim capital of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. It serves as a haven for tourists who visit the place for its natural beauty. Resting on the foothills of the Himalayas in the Doon valley, Dehradun connects tourists to the nearby popular tourist destinations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Haridwar and Rishikesh. The city is situated between the tracks of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna. It also serves as the base to institutes of Indian armed forces. The famous Doon School, one of the oldest and most distinguished academic institutions in the country, is located in Dehradun. The famous author Ruskin Bond is from this city, who glorifies the natural beauty of Dehradun in his literary work. The economy of the city is mainly fuelled by tourism along with the the presence of government organizations like the DRDO, Ordinance factory, etc. Dehradun is a hub for school education with institutions like Welham, Woodstock, Doon, St. Georges, etc. which are undoubtedly the best residential schools in India. Apart from these, the city hosts critical institutions of national interest such as the Indian Military Academy, ONGC or Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Indian Institute of Petroleum, etc. Dehradun has a few places of tourist attractions within itself including the Tapkeshwar temple, the Malsi deer park, the Kalanga monument, Santala Devi temple, etc.
Mr. V.G Mathew is the Managing Director & CEO of the South Indian Bank. In 1946, It became the first private sector bank to get the scheduled bank status. It has 852 branches, four service branches,56 extension counters, and 20 Regional Offices spread across the states and union territories of India. It has a network of 42 Bulk Note Acceptor/Cash Deposit Machines and 133 ATMs all over Indian 1992 it became the first ever bank for opening an NRI branch in Jhumritalaiya. In June 1993, it became the first private sector bank to open the overseas office. Recently "KIOSK Banking Model" is introduced by the bank as Financial Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with Akshaya e-centres in Kerala state through the software service provider - M/s Tata Consultancy services. The kiosk is a kind of banking model for people who are living in areas where banking facilities are not available so that they can avail necessary banking facilities from a nearby service center. The Basic banking needs of the public like the opening of an account, deposit and withdrawal of cash, etc. can be availed from these common service center/BC Office. The South Indian Bank has the eighth most extensive network of branches among the other private sector banks of India.