India will at present have a good time the “Nationwide Statistics Day” in recognition of the notable contributions made by Professor (late) Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis within the fields of statistics and financial planning. The day coincides with the late Professor’s delivery anniversary and the Authorities of India has designated the day within the class of Particular Days to be celebrated on the nationwide degree.
Mahalanobis was an Indian scientist and statistician from West Bengal, extensively identified for his Mahalanobis distance idea – a statistical measure. He was additionally one of many members of the primary Planning Fee of Free India.
In response to the federal government, the target of this Day is to create public consciousness, particularly amongst youthful era for drawing inspiration from Professor (late) in regards to the position and significance of statistics in socio-economic planning and coverage formulation.
As a result of ongoing Covid surge, the primary occasion of Statistics Day 2022, shall be organised via physical-cum-virtual mode. The theme of Statistics Day, 2022 is ‘Knowledge for Sustainable Improvement’.
Throughout the occasion, MoSPI additionally recognises the excellent contribution via prime quality analysis within the discipline of utilized and theoretical statistics benefiting the official statistical system via awards instituted for this goal.
Politicians reminiscent of Rao Inderjit Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Unbiased Cost) of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Ministry of Planning and Hon’ble Minister of State of Ministry of Company Affairs. Prof. Bimal Kumar Roy, Chairman, Nationwide Statistical Fee (NSC); Dr. G. P. Samanta, Chief Statistician of India & Secretary, MoSPI; Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Director, Indian Statistical Institute will grace the occasion.
Moreover, senior officers of Central Ministries/Departments and different stakeholders can even take part within the occasion via hybrid (i.e. each bodily and digital) mode.