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Chandigarh, June 29, 2018-In recognition of the notable contribution made by Professor P. C. Mahalanobis in the field of economics, planning and development of statistics, Regional Office, National Sample Survey Office(NSSO), Chandigarh celebrated the “Statistics Day” to commemorate his birthday today at Chandigarh. The theme for Statistics Day-2018 was “Quality Assurance in Official Statistics”.

Sh. Viney Kumar, Deputy Director, NSSO Field Operations Division(FOD), RO Chandigarh presiding over the function gave details of contribution of Prof. P.C.Mahalanobis in Indian Statistical System. Sh. Gaurav Singh, Assistant Director, NSSO (FOD), RO Chandigarh emphasized the Quality Assurance in Official Statistics. The objective of this day was to create public awareness among the people, especially the younger generation for drawing inspiration from Professor P. C. Mahalanobis about the role of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation. To create awareness about NSSO and its Surveys/Schemes among the participants Audio/Visual clips were displayed. The function was attended by 50 Officers, Officials and students engaged in the field of Statistics. Sh. A.K. Medhi, Senior Statistical Officer , NSSO (FOD), RO Chandigarh presented a vote of thanks