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Sunday, 24 November 2019

The first fully Indian Bank is

  By GK Planet Team       Sunday, 24 November 2019
Q. The first fully Indian Bank is ____________
  1. SBI
  2. RBI
  3. PNB
  4. None of these
Answer: PNB (Punjab National Bank)
Punjab National Bank is the first fully Indian Bank.
Facts about PNB: Punjab National Bank

  • Punjab National Bank (PNB) is a Banking and Financial service bank owned by Government of India. Its headquarter is in New Delhi, India. The bank was founded in 1894.
  • Punjab National Bank was registered on 19 May 1894 under the Indian Companies Act, with its office in Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore, in present-day Pakistan.
  • The founding board was drawn from different parts of India professing different faiths and of varying back-ground with, the common objective of creating a truly national bank that would further the economic interest of the country.
  • PNB's founders included several leaders of the Swadeshi movement such as Dyal Singh Majithia and Lala Harkishen Lal, Lala Lalchand, Kali Prosanna Roy, E. C. Jessawala, Prabhu Dayal, Bakshi Jaishi Ram, and Lala Dholan Dass. Lala Lajpat Rai was actively associated with the management of the Bank in its early years.
  • The board first met on 23 May 1894. The bank opened for business on 12 April 1895 in Lahore.
PNB has the distinction of being the first Indian bank to have been started solely with Indian capital that has survived to the present. (The first entirely Indian bank, Oudh Commercial Bank, was established in 1881 in Faizabad, but failed in 1958.)
PNB has had the privilege of maintaining accounts of national leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, as well as the account of the famous Jalianwala Bagh Committee.


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