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GUWAHATI, June 29 - The 13th National Statistics Day was celebrated on Saturday at the National Statistical Office (NSO), Field Operations Division (FOD), Guwahati, under the Union Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation.

The theme for this year was �Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)�.

Prof RM Dubey, head of the Centre for Sustainable Development Goals, Assam Administrative Staff College, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said, �This Day is celebrated nationwide every year to create awareness among the people, especially the younger generation, for drawing inspiration from Prof PC Mahalanobis about the role of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation. He is the father of modern statistics in India.�

Dubey also spoke about SDGs, saying that the goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace across the world.

Prof Amit Choudhury, director of the Institute for Distance & Open Learning, Gauhati University, who was the guest of honour, said, �National Statistics Day is celebrated every year on the birthday of Prof PC Mahalanobis by organising seminars and lectures on statistics. To popularise the use of statistics in everyday life and to make the public aware about how it can help in shaping policies, this day needs to be celebrated widely.�

Prof Sangeeta Barthakur, associate professor in the Department of Statistics at Cotton University, who was also a guest of honour, said �We need to increase the popularity of the subject Statistics. Statistics has a role to play in pertinent areas like climate change. Statistics can help in every sphere of modern life if it is applied methodically.�

NSO Additional Director General AK Biswas, Director Jagat Hazarika and senior officers and staff from the NSO�s zonal and regional offices, faculties of various colleges, research scholars and students attended the programme.

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National Statistics Day celebrated

GUWAHATI, June 29 - The 13th National Statistics Day was celebrated on Saturday at the National Statistical Office (NSO), Field Operations Division (FOD), Guwahati, under the Union Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation.

The theme for this year was �Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)�.

Prof RM Dubey, head of the Centre for Sustainable Development Goals, Assam Administrative Staff College, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said, �This Day is celebrated nationwide every year to create awareness among the people, especially the younger generation, for drawing inspiration from Prof PC Mahalanobis about the role of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation. He is the father of modern statistics in India.�

Dubey also spoke about SDGs, saying that the goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace across the world.

Prof Amit Choudhury, director of the Institute for Distance & Open Learning, Gauhati University, who was the guest of honour, said, �National Statistics Day is celebrated every year on the birthday of Prof PC Mahalanobis by organising seminars and lectures on statistics. To popularise the use of statistics in everyday life and to make the public aware about how it can help in shaping policies, this day needs to be celebrated widely.�

Prof Sangeeta Barthakur, associate professor in the Department of Statistics at Cotton University, who was also a guest of honour, said �We need to increase the popularity of the subject Statistics. Statistics has a role to play in pertinent areas like climate change. Statistics can help in every sphere of modern life if it is applied methodically.�

NSO Additional Director General AK Biswas, Director Jagat Hazarika and senior officers and staff from the NSO�s zonal and regional offices, faculties of various colleges, research scholars and students attended the programme.