“Statistics Day” will be celebrated on 29th June, 2022

OV Digital Desk

In recognition of the contributions of Professor (late) Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the field of statistics and economic planning, the Government of India has designated 29th June every year as “Statistics Day” in the category of Special Days to be celebrated at the national level. The goal of this Day is to inspire the younger generation to be inspired by Professor (late) Mahalanobis about the role and importance of statistics in socio-economic planning.

The main event of Statistics Day 2022 is going to be both physical and virtual this year. Chief Guest is Rao Inderjit Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Ministry of Planning, and Hon’ble Minister of State of Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Prof. Bimal Kumar Roy, Chairman, National Statistical Commission (NSC); Dr. G. P. Samanta, Chief Statistician of India & Secretary, MoSPI; Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Director, Indian Statistical Institute; are also scheduled to address the participants on the occasion. Moreover, senior officers of Central Ministries/Departments and other stakeholders will also participate in the event through hybrid (i.e. both physical and virtual) mode.

Theme of the National Statistics Day 2022

Statistics Day has a theme of contemporary national importance every year. The theme of Statistics Day, 2022 is ‘Data for Sustainable Development’.

In addition, MoSPI recognizes the outstanding research contributions in the field of applied and theoretical statistics that benefit the official statistical system through awards. This year, the winners of Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis National Award in Official Statistics, 2022 and Prof. P.V. Sukhatme National Award for lifetime contribution in the field of statistics, 2022 will be announced during the event. The winners of ‘On the Spot Essay Writing Competition, 2022’ for Post Graduate Students on the theme of Statistics day will also be felicitated.

During the technical session of the event, officers of the Ministry will make a brief presentation on the theme, followed by addresses by experts from international agencies.