National Statistics Day 2022: Significance, theme and all you need to know

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 02:37 PM IST
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National Statistics Day is celebrated on June 29, on the birth anniversary of late Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. He was an Indian scientist and statistician from West Bengal.

He is best remembered for the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure, and for being one of the members of the first Planning Commission of Free India.

He founded the Indian Statistical Institute and contributed to the design of large- scale sample surveys. For his contributions, Mahalnobis has been considered the Father of modern statistics in India.

Significance

The government has been celebrating Statistics Day to popularise the use of statistics in our daily lives. Many people do not know the importance of statistics, however, it is actually of utmost importance. It shapes and frames policies.

The objective of this day is to create public awareness, specially in the younger generation for drawing inspiration from Professor (late) Mahalanobis about the role and importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation.

Theme

The theme of Statistics Day, 2022 is ‘Data for Sustainable Development’.

Importance of Statistics:

1. Statistics helps in forming economic plans and policies.

2. It presents facts in a precise and definitive form.

3. Statistics plays a vital role in the health field.

4. Statistics helps conduct social surveys.

5. Statistics is also an essential part of Mathematics.

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