In recognition of the notable contribution made by Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of economic planning and statistical development in the post independent era, the Govt. of India has decided to celebrate June 29 every year, coinciding with his birth anniversary, as Statistics Day. The National Statistical Office (NSO), Nagpur under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, have jointly with DQAD, Nagpur celebrated Annual Statistics day on June 29, 2019. The function has been inaugurated and presided by Anil Patil, Dy. Director General, DQAD, Nagpur.
Srinivas Uppala, Director, NSO(FOD), RO, Nagpur in his welcome address invited all the dignitaries, guests, officers, and officials. He said that all the 17 colored blocks in the logo represent the 17 various goals of Sustainable Development Goals. M.S.R. Raju, Joint Director, NSO(FOD), Zonal Office, Nagpur in his address stressed upon the important role of statistics in the calculation of GDP. He briefly elaborated the important contribution of Prof. P.C. Mahalnobis in national building a policy formation. He also emphasized that there is need for devotion and hard work to achieve the goals of Developments set by Government of India. The Chief Guest, Dr. Vinayak Deshpande, Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Registrar(I/c), R.S.T.M., Nagpur University addressed the gathering and explained the 17 goals of Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) by Govt. which are to be achieved by 2030, by giving various examples.
Anil Patil, Dy. Director General, NSO(DQAD), Nagpur in his chairmanships speech expressed his concern and views on the subject SDG’s earmarked as title for the year 2019. He expressed that the estimation of implementation of various planning will only be possible after achieving the goals of Sustainable Development.
The Special Guest Shalini Bhoyar, Director General(Retd.), expressed her concern about India’s rankings for SDG’s. While T.K. Basu, Additional Director General(Retd.) explained with the help of P.P. Presentation. In his presentation he co-related the existing various schemes of Govt. which are presently operative and helpful to achieve the different 17 goals of SDG’s. The letter, crossword puzzle, and quiz contest were also organised on this occasion. Prizes have been distributed to the winners and runners-up of competitions. A large number of Officers / Officials and students from various colleges were present on this occasion. The event was closed with the vote of thanks.
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