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National Statistics Day 2024 : Theme

National Statistics Day 2024: Theme

National Statistics Day is celebrated in India on June 29 every year.

  • National Statistics Day is celebrated in recognition of the notable contributions made by Professor (late) Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics and economic planning.
  • The main objective of celebrating Statistics Day is the creation of public awareness, especially among the younger generation, on the role and importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation for the development of the country.
  • Since 2007, Statistics Day has been celebrated every year with a theme of contemporary national importance.
  • The theme for Statistics Day, 2024 is “Use of data for decision-making”.
  • The concept of data-driven decision-making is important for making informed decisions in any field, and it is one of the pre-requisites for better understanding of statistical information, emanating from official statistics and for facilitating evidence-based decision making.

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis:

  • He was born on 29 June 1893.
  • He is known as the father of Indian statistics and was an Indian scientist and statistician. His role in India’s post-independence economic planning is undeniable.