satara is a city in the Satara District of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It lies near the confluence of the Krishna and the Venna rivers. The city was established in the 16th century and has been named after the seven forts (sat-tara) found in and around the city. Satara is famous for its sweet called kandi pedhe. It is located at the base of the famous Ajinkyatara fort. There is a unique statue of Shivaji standing near a canon (instead of riding a horse) in Satara. The city has centuries-old ancient palaces called Juna Rajwada and Nava Rajwada that are famous for its majestic grandeur. The Thoseghar Waterfalls and the Vajrai Waterfall in the vicinity of the city are famous tourist attractions. This growing city has a population of around 1.2 lakh people. It is well connected to all other cities in the vicinity through road and railways.
The bank was named Vijaya Bank since it was found on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami Day. On 23 October 1931, it was founded by a group of farmers under the leadership of A. B. Shetty, in Mangaluru, Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State. The Bank has been actively working with the agenda of financial inclusion. The bank has been started with the objective of economic empowerment and providing banking services to the rural masses. The bank has provided sanitation facilities to 56 government schools mostly in rural areas. The bank has established 32 rural health centers where patients are provided with primary health care and medicine free of cost. A unique programme has also been devised to adopt girl children. The bank introduced the policy of Girl Child Adoption in 2011 under which the bank takes girl children from SC/ ST/ OBC/ economically weaker sections / backward areas/ needy families from the age of 5 years onwards to promote girl child education, mostly from rural and backward areas. The bank has adopted 1163 girl children all over the country.V-Gyan Sagar is a unique initiative taken by Vijaya Bank to impart financial literacy to the public. It is an Android-based mobile application that enables its subscribers to receive regular updates on banking and economic news. It explains banking terminologies.