National Statistics Day 2022 : 29th June

  • The Government of India has designated 29th June every year as National “Statistics Day” 2022 on the occasion of Professor Prashant Chandra Mahalanobis birth anniversary.
  • Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was a renowned Indian scientist & applied statistician.
  • The theme of the Day in 2022 is ‘Data for Sustainable Development’.

National Statistics Day 2022 :

In recognition of the remarkable contribution made by Professor (Late) Prashant Chandra Mahalanobis in the field of statistics and economic planning, the Government of India has designated 29th June every year as National “Statistics Day” on the occasion of his birth anniversary.
It has been kept in the category of special days celebrated. The objective of this day is to create public awareness especially among the younger generation to take inspiration from Professor (Late) Mahalanobis about the role and importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy making.

World Statistics Day 2022

Theme :

The theme of the Day in 2022 is ‘Data for Sustainable Development’.

Significance :

The government has been celebrating Statistics Day to popularize the use of statistics in our daily lives. Many people do not know the importance of statistics. However, it is extremely important as it shapes and frames policies. This day is celebrated since 2007.

Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis :

Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was a renowned Indian scientist and applied statistician. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis introduced the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure, and random sampling.
He was one of the members of the first Planning Commission of India and was instrumental in shaping the first 5-year plan.

Qns : Which day was decided by the Government of India to celebrate Professor Prashant Chandra Mahalanobis Jayanti?

Ans : The Government of India has designated 29th June every year as National Statistics Day 2022 on the occasion of Professor Prashant Chandra Mahalanobis birth anniversary.

Qns : Who was Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis?

Ans : Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was a renowned Indian scientist & applied statistician. He introduced the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure, and random sampling.

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