Statistics is the branch of mathematics that deals with collecting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data. Statistics is used in various fields like scientific, industrial, or even social problems. It deals with all aspects of data, including the planning of data collection in terms of surveys and experiments. Statistics helps to predict various things like the share market, natural calamities, and many more. Also, everyone at some point in their life use statistic on any of their life. So let’s see about the history and how to celebrate National Statistics Day in the upcoming article.
History of National Statistics Day
National Statistics Day was first celebrated on 29th June 2007. It was decided by the Government of India to celebrate the exceptional contribution made by Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the field of economic planning and statistical development. He founded Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in December 1931 in Kolkata. He was honored with many prestigious awards like Padma Vibhushan (1968), Weldon Memorial Prize from the University of Oxford (1944), Fellow of the Royal Society, and London (1945). To celebrate his work, his birth anniversary is marked as National Statistics Day.
Other Celebrations on June 29
June 29 is also celebrated as
- National Camera Day
- International Mud Day
- National Waffle Iron Day
- National Almond Butter Crunch Day
- International Day of the Tropics
- National Bomb Pop Day
How to Celebrate the Day
The day is celebrated by organizing various events, competitions, quizzes, polls, etc. based on statistics. The main aim of the day is to create awareness among youth about the role of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation. Every year, National Statistic Day is celebrated with a theme and in the year 2020, the theme is selected as SDG- 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) & SDG- 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls). You can also share your thoughts about the day on the social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. with the hashtag #NationalStatisticsDay.
Thank you for reading the article. Hope you had fun knowing about Statistics on this day. Celebrate every day of your life with Happydays365.org. Happy National Statistics Day 2023.