National Statistics Day

 Every year India celebrates National Statistics Day on 29th June, designated by Government of India on 05 June 2007. Himalai IAS Coaching Centre in Bangalore spread awareness about social responsibilities current events for the civil service exams like IAS exams, KAS exams, IES exams, and other competitive exams.

Why do we celebrate National Statistics Day?

In the recognition of contributions made by Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics, statistical system and economic planning National Statistics Day 2020 is celebrated.

In almost all areas of business and governance statistics as a planning and decision-making tool, plays an important role.

  • National Statistics Day celebrated coinciding with the birth anniversary of the Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.
  • The aim of the celebration of National Statistics Day 2020 is to create public awareness about the importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation, to acknowledge the contribution of Prof. Mahalanobis, and to pay homage to him. 
  • National Statistics Day 29th June also celebrated as the Workers Day through the act of the parliament in 1959. The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) at Kolkata, which set by Prof Mahalanobis in 1931 declared as “Institute of National Importance”.

National Statistics Day Theme

Every year Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) and Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) selects a particular theme on National Statistics Day based on the current national importance on the selected area. The theme of National Statistics Day 2019 was “Sustainable Development Goals”. ‘Quality Assurance in Official Statistics’ was the National Statistics Day 2018 theme. 

Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

  • Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was born on 29th June 1893 in Kolkata and died on 28th June 1972 in Kolkata.
  • He founded the first Indian Journal on statistics named Sankhya.
  • He founded the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) and contributed to the design of large scale sample surveys.
  • He was a member in the five-year plan, the Planning Commission of India in the year 1955 to 1967. The Second Five Year plan based on Mahalanobis mathematical description of the Indian Economy and this plan encouraged the development of heavy industry in India and later known as the Nehru Mahalanobis Model or Basic Industry strategy of economic growth.

In conclusion, Himalai observer National Statistics Day 2020 as a part of Our India Our Pride events to raise the significance of the day among the public.