National Statistics Day Origin
On the birth anniversary of eminent statistician Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis, India celebrates National Statistics Day to popularise the idea of increasing people's awareness of statistics and encouraging them to apply them. The National Statistics Day of India is observed on the 29th of June every year by arranging seminars, programmes, and campaigns across the country.
The first National Statistics Day was commemorated in 2007. Following that event, a proclamation was released in the Indian Gazette on June 5, 2007. Since then, seminars, conferences, discussions, and contests have been conducted on this day to raise awareness of the role of official statistics in nationwide progress.
National Statistics Day Significance
The celebration of National Statistics Day holds great significance. It inspires the youth minds to learn statistics and to employ the same in different matters on daily basis. The celebration is also crucial to pay tribute to the legendary statistician Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis. This day encourages individuals to learn and comprehend how statistics may be used to assist in developing and outlining the countrys policies.
Themes With The Year-Wise List of National Statistics Day
Every year, Statistics Day is celebrated with a theme of contemporary national importance.
2009: "Social Development"
2010: "Child Statistics"
2011: "Gender Statistics"
2012: "Industrial Statistics"
2013: Labour and Employment Statistics"
2014: "Services Sector Statistics"
2015: "Better data, better lives"
2016: "‘Agriculture and Farmers Welfare"
2017: “Administrative Statistics”
2018: "Quality Assurance in Official Statistics"
2019: "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"
2020: "SDG- 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all of all ages) & SDG- 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls)."
2021: "Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-2 (End Hunger, Achieve Food Security, Improve Nutrition, and Promote Sustainable Agriculture)"
2022: "Data for Sustainable Development"
2023: "Alignment of State Indicator Framework with National Indicator Framework for monitoring Sustainable Development Goals"