June 29 – National Statistics Day
To create public awareness among people about the importance of statistics in daily life and in the process of planning and development.
Birth anniversary of India’s eminent statistician Late Prof Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.
Union Ministry of Statistics Programme Implementation had organised main function for the celebration day at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
He was also a member of the Planning Commission from 1955 to 1967.
2nd Five-Year Plan- Encouraged the development of heavy industry Mahalanobis model
11th Statistics Day celebrated – Theme-2017- ‘Administrative Statistics’
2016 Theme: “Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare”.