Why National Statistics Day In India Celebrated On June 29?

Every year, the National Statistics Day observed on June 29 across the country. The Statistics Day is celebrated in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. He is a world-renowned statistician and acclaimed for his contributions in the field of economic planning and statistical development. In recognition of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis contributions, the Govt of India decided to celebrate June 29 as National Statistics Day.

National Statistics Day On June 29

National Statistics Day On June 29

The Government of India decided to celebrate Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis birthday (29 June) as National Statistics Day. A notification was published in the Gazette of India on June 5, 2007. The day is celebrated by holding seminars, discussions and competitions to highlights the importance of official statistics in national development.

National Statistics Day Theme

YearNational Statistics Day Theme
2021"Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)- 2 (End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture)"
2020"Good Health and Well Being and Gender Equality"
2019"Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"

National Statistics Day History

Indian Government has decided to celebrate National Statistics Day on the birth anniversary of Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis to commemorate his efforts in the field of economic planning and statistics. On June 5, 2007, the government has issued a gazette notification to celebrate the first National Statistics Day.

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Biography

  • Prof Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was born in Kolkata on June 29, 1893. He died on 28th June 1972.
  • He is famous across the world for "Mahalanobis Distance."
  • He is one of the members of the first Planning Commission.
  • Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis established the Indian Statistical Institute in 1931.
  • Mahalanobis was honoured by the government by calling him the Father of Indian Statistics.

National Statistics Day Quotes

  • "Statisticians, like artists, have the bad habit of falling in love with their models" - George Box
  • "Data is the sword of the 21st century, those who wield it well, the Samurai" - Jonathan Rosenberg
  • "Those who ignore Statistics are condemned to reinvent it" - Brad Efron
  • "My thesis is simply this: probability does not exist" - Bruno de Finetti
  • "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future" - Niels Bohr

Also Read: Top 13 Rabindranath Tagore Quotes On Education

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