PC Mahalanobis' Birth Anniversary Observed As National Statistics Day

PC Mahalanobis’ start anniversary noticed as Nationwide Statistics Day in India

New Delhi:

The Nationwide Statistics Day to commemorate the start anniversary of PC Mahalanobis, sometimes called the ‘father of Indian statistics’, is being marked in the present day. On June 29, 2006, the primary Statistics Day was noticed. 

“Good Well being and Nicely Being and Gender Equality”, is the theme for Nationwide Statistics Day 2020, tweeted Union Minister for Setting, Prakash Javadekar. “Tribute to Prof PC Mahalanobis for the notable contribution made by him within the subject of financial planning and statistical growth on his start anniversary,” Mr Javadekaer wrote on social media.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla additionally paid his respect to PC Mahalanobis, highlighting the significance of statistics in India’s battle towards coronavirus. He wrote, “Tributes to famend statistician, Padma Vibhushan Prof Prashant Chandra Mahalanobis on his start anniversary, celebrated because the Nationwide Statistics Day. Geared up with profound data of statistical instruments, his social-economic plans and insurance policies, propelled India’s growth.” The Speaker underscored the importance of statistics in each subject and in on a regular basis life. “…in wake of COVID-19 pandemic, information is being analysed to develop a remedy. This provides a glimpse of significance of statistics in our lives,” the Speaker mentioned.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot mentioned, “On Statistics Day, my tribute to nice Indian scientist and statistician Prof PC Mahalanobis on his start anniversary. He based Indian Statistical Institute and performed a key position within the subject of financial planning and statistical growth in nation….”

This yr, Nationwide Statistics Day is being noticed via a sequence of digital occasions as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. The day is devoted to statistics in each day life and creating consciousness amongst folks on how statistics helps in framing insurance policies. 

The important thing contribution of PC Mahalanobis is called “Mahalanobis distance’. The formulation is used to search out the space between a degree and a distribution, primarily based on measurements in a number of dimensions. It’s extensively used within the subject of cluster evaluation and classification.


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