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Statistics Day 2023: History, Significance, Quotes and Wishes to Share – News18


Published By: Nibandh Vinod

Last Updated: June 29, 2023, 06:45 IST

STATISTICS DAY 2023: Every year, on June 29, statisticians and data enthusiasts around the world come together to celebrate Statistics Day. This special occasion serves as a reminder of the crucial role that statistics play in shaping our understanding of the world. From analysing trends to making informed decisions, statistics empower us to make sense of the vast amount of data that surrounds us. Let’s take a closer look at the history, and significance, and share some inspiring quotes that highlight the value of statistics in our daily lives.

Statistics Day History

Statistics Day is celebrated in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, an eminent statistician, and visionary. Prof. Mahalanobis made significant contributions to the field of statistics, especially in the area of sample surveys. He played an essential role in establishing the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in 1931, which has since become a renowned institution for research and education in statistics. In recognition of Prof. Mahalanobis’s immense contributions, the Indian government designated June 29 as Statistics Day in 2007.

Statistics Day Significance

Statistics allow us to transform complex data into meaningful information, helping individuals and organizations make informed decisions. From predicting market trends to analyzing public health patterns, statistics provide valuable insights for planning and strategizing.

In fields such as medicine, engineering, and social sciences, statistics play a vital role in conducting rigorous research and experiments. Statistical methods help in designing studies, analyzing data, and drawing valid conclusions, fostering innovation and advancement across various disciplines.

Governments and policymakers rely on statistical data to understand societal trends, identify areas of improvement, and develop effective policies.

Statistics serve as a tool for measuring progress, evaluating performance, and assessing the effectiveness of interventions. By tracking indicators and analyzing data, statistics provide the means to monitor and improve outcomes in fields ranging from education and healthcare to environmental sustainability.

Statistics Day 2023 Quotes

  1. Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion. – W. Edwards Deming
  2. Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write. – H.G. Wells
  3. The plural of anecdote is not data. – Roger Brinner
  4. If your experiment needs a statistician, you need a better experiment. – Ernest Rutherford
  5. It’s an inside job to learn about forgiving, it’s an inside job to hang on to the joy of living. – Don Henley
  6. There were 5 Exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every two days. – Eric Schmidt
  7. Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. – Aaron Levenstein


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