World Statistics Day 2015

World Statistics Day: Statistics All Around Us

On 20th October, World Statistics Day is noticed around the world. This event was labeled for the very first time recently, following a unanimous UN decision implemented by the General Assembly on 3rd June 2010. Mr. Paul Cheung, Supervisor of the UN Statistics Division, begun World Statistics Day to be able to get rid of light on a lot of successes of national and worldwide statistical methods, to increase community consciousness and also build faith in official figures, and to advertise the work of statisticians around the world. These kinds of goals are based on the noticed global fashion toward decision-making depending on current as well as dependable details about topics concerning people's lives. These types of choices also connect with business circumstances in addition to political things as well as policy making. World Statistics Day is noticeable by many different events in most of the UN member nations.

At the federal level, the main function was conducted at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

Importance of the day

On World Statistics Day, nations will certainly perform activities as well as events that emphasize the role of standard statistics along with the many successes of their nationwide statistical devices. Worldwide and regional companies will even hold marketing activities together with events.

The day is prominently celebrated across the nation by participation of statisticians, State Directorate of Economics and also Statistics staff along with people employed in certain additional departments, in the workshops. The Statistics Day is popularly celebrated in popularity of the notable efforts made by Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of economic arranging and statistical growth in India.

How to celebrate the day

“It’s crucial that you create the data and understanding of the World Bank accessible to everyone," World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick stated. "Statistics inform the story of individuals in creating and rising nations and can perform a significant part in helping to get over poverty.”

During 2 days , an eminent panel of sound system that integrated Dr. Pronab Sen, former Chief Statistician of India ; Dr . Eduardo Sojo, Chief Statistician of Mexico; as well as Dr. Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Financial aspects at Princeton University associated with a dynamic discussion on the problems ahead to make better usage of statistics. Panel discussions were additionally kept on the International Comparison Program along with the Virtual Statistical System; an online portal centered on helping statisticians in growing countries gain access to details about the production of recognized statistics is also launched.

Main activities that took place on Statistics Day 2015

During this celebration, National Award in Stats that could be constituted in the Honour of Prof. C.R. Rao was conferred upon Dr. Abhiman Das, who will be a famous statistician from the Central Bank of India- the Reserve Bank of India. On the celebration, he obtained citation, a shawl along with a cash value of 2 lakh Rupees.

Statistics Day Quotes

"Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable."
- Mark Twain

"Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination."
- Vin Scully

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
- Benjamin Disraeli

"It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics."
- George Bernard Shaw

"Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious."
- Daniel Libeskind

"How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you're a dead man? You go to work."
- Patrick Swayze

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you."
- Rita Mae Brown

"If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment."
- Ernest Rutherford

"An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination."
- Andrew Lang

"Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive."
- George Bernard Shaw

"Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures."
- Evan Esar

"Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics."
- Ernie Banks

"The Government are very keen on amassing statistics - they collect them, add them, raise them to the nth power, take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams."
- Josiah Stamp

"Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death."
- Hilaire Belloc

"I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me. I was beyond heartbroken when they did. But I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage."
- Jennifer Garner

"It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
- Fletcher Knebel

"Statistics on the dangers guns pose to the health of their owners and those who live with them suggest that I'd be safer selling my guns than reserving them for 'Tombstone II.'"
- Walter Kirn

"People with fertility problems are not alone. It is a very very common problem for couples today. I've seen statistics that are just staggering."
- Michael Zaslow

"I didn't have statistics in my mind when I was racing. It was always a consequence - a nice consequence. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't the reason I was racing."
- Michael Schumacher

"Statistics show that many people watch our show from the bedroom. and people you ask into your bedroom have to be more interesting than those you ask into your living room. I kid you not!"
- Jack Paar

"The statistics show that when you've done something for so long, it'll either be, yeah, you're slowing down, or someone's doing it better. But physically, I feel great. More than that, it's mental and spiritual."
- Steven Lopez

"Math is a language that you use to describe statistics, but really it's about collecting information and putting it in an order that makes sense."
- Lauren Stamile

"I'm no different than others with cancer. I just happen to play professional baseball. I'm part of those statistics that cancer has touched as well."
- Eric Davis

"In terms of merit, sports has mathematical statistics. That's how you know who the best player is."
- Norm MacDonald

"Do we need to have 280 brands of breakfast cereal? No, probably not. But we have them for a reason - because some people like them. It's the same with baseball statistics."
- Bill James

"I think statistics go in one ear and out the other. All of us respond to stories more than numbers."
- Koren Zailckas

"There has been this - and it's reflected in the broadcasts - this moronic use of statistics. Which has suggested to everyone who is intelligent the use of statistics is moronic."
- Michael Lewis


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