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DC Shopian releases Annual Statistical Publications, Handbooks

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SHOPIAN: Chief Planning Office, Shopian and District Statistics and Evaluation Office, Shopian Wednesday jointly organised a function prior to  “17th National Statistics Day” (being celebrated on  29th June every Year) at Mini-Secretariat Shopian, here.

The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Faz Lul Haseeb, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion released three Annual Statistical Publications  viz. District Statistical Hand-book,  District at a Glance  and Village Amenity Directory, prepared by the District Statistical and Evaluation Office Shopian.

Speaking on the occasion, DC said that the aim of National Statistics Day is to pay tribute to Legendary Professor P.C. Mahalanobis (Great Indian Statistician) for his contribution to economic planning.

He stated that the celebration of this day aims to educate people on the importance of knowing the basics of Statistics as it plays a major role in our daily life. He said that development is impossible without proper planning and proper planning depends upon actual data.

The Joint Director, Planning, Khursheed Ahmed Khatana while speaking on the occasion, said that they try to collect actual and real statistical data for comprehensive planning, and the publications released Wednesday are efforts of many in that direction.

Assistant Director, District Statistics and Evaluation Office, highlighted the main development and welfare data of the publications.

The Officers and Officials of Planning Development and Monitoring Department, Shopian  and other concerned were present on the occasion.

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