- Statistics Day is celebrated 29th June every year.
- June 29, which is the birth date of Professor P C Mahalanobis, was selected to celebrate Statistics Day in recognition of his invaluable contribution in establishing the National Statistical System.
- Statistics Day is aimed at sensitizing the public about how Statistics helps in shaping and framing policies.
- The theme of Statistics Day, 2019 is “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The theme has been chosen for intensive and focused discussions towards filling the data gaps and improvement of timelines/quality in SDGs.
- On 2019 Statistics Day the handbook of National Indicator Framework (NIF) will also be released. NIF has been prepared by Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI).
- NIF is a set of national indicators which forms the backbone of monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.
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