National Statistics Day 2021: Theme, History, P.C. Mahalanobis Birthday

National Statistics Day, P.C. Mahalanobis Birthday 29 June 2021

National Statistics Day: 2021 This time also, Statistics Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, 29 June 2021. of India

National Statistics Day
National Statistics Day

Prashant Chandra Mahalanobis is an Indian scientist and statistician. But today i.e. on 28 June 1972, he was dead in Kolkata. And on 29 June 2021 National Statistics Day has celebrated P.C. Mahalanobis formerly OBE, FNA, FASC, FRS was an Indian scientist and statistician from then Bengal. The 15th National Statistics Day is being celebrated on 29 June 2021 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Professor PC Mahalanobis.

When is National Statistics Day celebrated?

Every year 29 June is celebrated as National Statistics Day in India. This time this day will be celebrated on 29th June Tuesday. This day is celebrated in honor of the remarkable contribution of the famous Indian scientist and statistician PC Mahalanobis in the field of economic planning and statistical development.

The objective of National Statistics Day:

The purpose of celebrating National Statistics Day is to celebrate the contribution of Prof. in socio-economic planning and policymaking. To create awareness and motivate the public, especially the younger generation, about the role of Mahalanobis.

History of National Statistics Day:

Keeping in mind the remarkable contribution made by Professor PC Mahalanobis in the field of economic planning and statistical development after India’s independence, the ‘Government of India’ has declared his birthday ’29 June’ as a special day at the national level every year. It was decided to celebrate it as “Statistics Day”. A notification to this effect was published in the Gazette of India on 5th June 2007. The day is celebrated by organizing seminars, discussions, and competitions to highlight the importance of government statistics in national development.

National Statistics Day 2021: Theme

National Statistics Day
National Statistics Day

The purpose of celebrating National Statistics Day is to spread awareness and inspire youth in socio-economic planning, policy-making, and youth.

Who is Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis?

Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis is considered the father of Indian statistics. Born on 29 June 1893, he was an Indian statistician and scientist. He created a measure of comparison between the two data sets now known as the Mahalanobis distance. He has been a major contributor to large-scale surveys. He was a pioneer in anthropometry studies and pilot surveys. He was a member of the Planning Commission 1956–61 and gave a two-sector input-output model for the Second Five Year Plan, which later came to be known as the Nehru-Mahalanobis model. He founded the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata in December 1931.

Facts Of Statistics Day:

This day is celebrated at the national level.

In honor of the remarkable contribution of Prashant Chandra Mahalanobis in the field of economic planning and statistical development, the Government of India celebrates his birthday on 29 June every year as Statistics Day.

The purpose of celebrating this day is to create awareness and motivate the public, especially the younger generation, about the role of Prof. Prashant Chandra Mahalanobis in socio-economic planning and policymaking.

Important of Statistics:

  • Statistics helps in the formulation of economic plans and policies
  • Helpful in understanding the economic problem:
  • Makes facts to be presented in a precise and definite form
  • Statistics establishes the relationship between economic factors

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