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Indian Statistics day

Statistics Day is aimed at sensitizing the public about how Statistics helps in shaping and framing policies.

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. And we call him Father of Indian statistics.

Professor Prasanta was born in West Bengal on June 29, in the year 1893. He did his education from Brahmo Boys School in then Calcutta after which he joined the Presidency College.

The great statistician is the founder of Indian Statistical Institute and he was also one of the members of the first Planning Commission of India.

He being the pioneer of statistical science in India, Prof. Prasanta Chandra open wide pastures of new knowledge for the advancement of science and society and thereby got the title of 'Father of Indian statistics'.

In the 1950s, Mahalanobis played a critical role in the campaign to bring India its first digital computers.

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