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Statistics day is celebrated every year on 29th June in recognition and to honor the birth anniversary of late professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis who was born on 29th June 1893 for his notable contribution in the field of Economic Planning and Statistics.

            Statistics day is celebrated to popularize the use of statistics in everyday life and sensitize the public as to how it helps in shaping and framing policies, and also to create awareness among the younger generation on the role and importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation for the development of the country.

The Director along with the Officers & Staff of the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Nagaland celebrated Statistics day in physical cum virtual mode at DES conference hall by joining the live streaming of the 16th Statistics day, 2022 convened at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on the theme “Data for Sustainable Development”.

The program was addressed by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and programmes Implementation, Ministry of Planning & Minister of State, M/o Corporate Affairs, Rao Inderjit Singh.