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Statistics Day 2011 on 29th June 2011 India

NEW DELHI, 28 June 2011: The Fifth Statistics Day 2011 would be celebrated all over India on 29th June 2011 by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, State Governments, Offices of National Sample Survey Organizations spread throughout the country, University Departments, etc by organizing Seminars, Conferences, Debates, Quiz Programmes, Lecture Series, Essay Competitions, etc. The Main Function would be held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi which would be inaugurated by Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission. The function would be presided over by Dr. M. S. Gill, Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation. Prof. R. Radhakrishna, Chairman, National Statistical Commission would also grace the occasion and address the gathering. National Award in Statistics, constituted in the Honour of Prof. C. R. Rao shall be conferred on the occasion beside release of some important publications.

Statistics day is celebrated in recognition of the notable contributions made by (Late) Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of economic planning and statistical development, the Government of India has designated 29th June every year, coinciding with his birth anniversary, as the Statistics Day in the category of Special Day to be celebrated at the national level.

The objective of this Day is to create public awareness, among the people specially the younger generation for drawing inspirations from (Late) Prof. Mahalanobis about the role of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation.


The highlight of Statistics Day 2011 would be taking up the theme “Gender Statistics” and making concerted efforts throughout the year to bring improvements in the quality of data in this particular field, for objective planning and policy making.

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