National Statistic Day of India is Celebrated on 29th June [ Current Affairs ]


The National Statistics Day celebrated every year on 29 June to create public awareness about its importance of statistics in their daily life and in the process of planning and development. It is the tenth edition of National Statistics Day, which is celebrated in 2016.

Implication of the Day:

  • 29th June is celebrates annually on the event of Birth anniversary of India’s famous statistician Late Prof Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.
  • It is also celebrated in the honors the helps made by PC Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics and economic planning.

2016 Theme:

  • In 2016, this day was celebrated by the Union Ministry of Statistics Programme Implementation and theme is named as “Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare” at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

About PC Mahalanobis:

This image shows the PC Mahalanobis

This image shows the PC Mahalanobis

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was an Indian scientist and statistician.

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was an Indian scientist and statistician.

  • He was born on 29 June 1893 in Kolkata and died on 28 June 1972 in Kolkata.
  • He was the first Indian statistician who had received the word credit.
  • The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) was founded by him and funded to large-scale sample surveys of the design.
  • He had organized innovative studies in anthropometry, which is the study of the measurements and proportions of the human body in India.
  • This plan had motivated the development of heavy industry in India and later this plan was known as the Mahalanobis model or Basic Industry strategy of economic development.

Achievement of PC Mahalanobis:

  • He received one of the highest civilian award ‘Padma Vibhushan’ from the government of India for his role to science and service to the country

- Published on: July 1, 2016