Shillong (Meghalaya ), June 28 : The National Sample Survey Office (Field Operations Division), Regional office Shillong, along with the rest of the country, is celebrating “National Statistics Day” at Shillong College from 2pm onwards on Thursday, 29th July, 2023.
This year the theme for 17th Statistics Day is “Alignment of State Indicator Framework with National Indicator Framework for monitoring Sustainable Development Goals”.
Government of India has declared the 29th June to be celebrated as “National Statistics Day” every year. This day is the Birth Anniversary of Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis (1893-1972) who is widely accredited to be the “Father of the Indian Statistical System”. His pioneering work in this field has contributed greatly to our nation for planning, development and several other fields.
The major objective of celebrating Statistics Day is creation of public awareness, especially among the young generation, on the role and importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation for development of a country.
Central Government and State Government Officers, Professors and Lecturers are attending this programme and will be delivering speeches to sensitize the role of Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis is developing the Indian Statistical System and will also throw light on this year’s theme.
Students from colleges are also attending the event.