National statistics day
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To popularise the use of statistics in everyday life, every year 29 June is observed as National Statistics Day.
29 June was chosen to honour the contribution made by Prof. Prashant Chandra Mahalanobis in establishing the National Statistical System.
June 29 is the birth anniversary of Pro. P.C. Mahalanobis.
National Statistics Day was celebrated for the first time in the year 2007.
World Statistics Day is celebrated on 20 October.
Purpose of the day
The day is being observed to make the citizens of the country aware of how statistics helps in shaping and formulating policies.
Statistics helps us to present the results effectively through proper analysis and proper methods of data collection.
About Pro. PC Mahalanobis -
Mahalanobis was born in Kolkata in the year 1893.
Mahalanobis established the 'Indian Statistical Institute' in Calcutta in 1931.
Pro. Mahalanobis has also played an important role in Indian planning. His planning model is a very popular model and was the basis of India's Second Five Year Plan (1956–61).
He was the chairman of the United Nations Deputy Commission on Statistical Sampling from 1947 to 1951.
In 1968, Mahalanobis was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian award, for his outstanding contribution to the service of the nation and science.
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