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Statistics Day 2022

Context: Statistics Day is observed in India on June 29.

Key Points:  

  • Statistics Day is observed in India on June 29 every year on his birth anniversary. The day is celebrated in recognition of the contributions made by late Professor PC Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics and economic planning.
  • The day aims to create public awareness in the younger generation by drawing inspiration from Mahalanobis about the role and importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation.
  • The theme of Statistics Day, 2022 is ‘Data for Sustainable Development’.

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