2023 National Statistics Day | Celebrate PC Mahalanobis
National Statistics Day is an annual event held on June 29th to pay tribute to the remarkable achievements of Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics and economic planning.
This year, the Government of India celebrated Statistics Day on June 29th, 2023, acknowledging the significant contributions made by the late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. Since 2007, his birth anniversary has been observed as Statistics Day.
The main event took place at Scope Convention Centre, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Rao Inderjit Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Ministry of Planning, and Minister of State of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, inaugurated the event and delivered a speech. Prof. Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar, Chairman of the National Statistical Commission, and Dr. G. P. Samanta, Chief Statistician of India & Secretary of MoSPI, also addressed the participants. The event was attended by senior officers from MoSPI, representatives from other Central line Ministries/Departments, States/UTs Governments, and UN organizations. The event was livestreamed on the Ministry’s social media platforms.
Furthermore, the winners of the ‘On the Spot Essay Writing Competition, 2023’ were honored during the event.
Dr. Ashutosh Ojha, Deputy Director General of MoSPI, delivered a brief presentation on the theme of Statistics Day, 2023. Mr. Shombi Sharp, UN Resident Coordinator for India, Dr. Yogesh Suri, Senior Adviser at NITI Aayog, and Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Director at NITI Aayog, also shared their insights on the theme.
The event witnessed the release of the Sustainable Development Goals-National Indicator Framework Progress Report, 2023. Additionally, Data Snapshots on Sustainable Development Goals-National Indicator Framework, 2023, and Sustainable Development Goals-National Indicator Framework, 2023 were made available for download from the MoSPI website in Excel format.