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Statistics Day

  • National Statistics Day is celebrated on June 29.
  • It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis and his important contribution in establishing the national statistics day.
  • The day is celebrated to popularize the use of statistics in daily life.
  • It is celebrated to make people understand how statistics help in shaping and framing the policies.
Statistics Day


  • Due to coronavirus pandemic, this year the day was celebrated virtually.
  • The theme of National Statistics Day 2020 is SDG-3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and SDG-5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) .
  • The theme of national Statistics Day 2019 was ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ’ .
  • Notification to the celebration of National Statistics Day was published in Gazette of India on June 05,2007.
  • On the day, the ministry in the field of applied and theoretical statistics will also recognize outstanding contribution for high quality research work.
  • The report on Sustainable Development Goals- National Indicator Framework (NIF) Progress Report 2020 was released on the day.
  • On the day, the Indian Statistical Services Cadre Management Portal was also launched.
  • Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (P. C. Mahalonobis was born on June 29,1893 in Calcutta.
  • He died on June 28,1972 in Calcutta.
  • He was an Indian Statistician.
  • He devised the Mahalanobis distance and in the second five-year plan.
  • He was instrumental in formulating India՚s strategy for industrialization.
  • He established the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta on December 17,1931.
  • The event is also aimed to raise awareness in people mainly in younger generation about the role of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 4, 2020

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