Shillong, June 30 : The National Sample Survey Office yesterday celebrated the 17th National Statistics Day at Shillong College with the theme ‘Alignment of State Indicator Framework with National Indicator Framework for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals’ .

The chief guest of the event, Prof. T. K Chakrabarty, NEHU, addressed the participants and delivered a presentation on importance of statistics and SDG framework. He explained aligning states’ own Indicator frame with National Indicator frame for effective monitoring of SDGs.

Mr. N. Mohondas Singh, Joint Director and Regional Head, NSSO (FOD), narrated briefly the life of Prof. Mahalanobis. He stressed the importance of reliable data in policy making, and appealed to the audience for cooperation when NSSO officials visit for data collection. He said MoSPI’s contribution in the development of the State Indicator framework aligned with the National Indicator framework for effective monitoring of SDG goals.

Dr. E. Kharkongor, Principal, Shillong College also stressed the importance of Statistics and reliable data. She expressed holding interaction programmes to facilitate job opportunities for students who opt statistics as subject. The event was also attended by Mr.M.Marwein, Deputy Director, DES, Mrs. M. Nongrum, Assistant Director, NSSO (FOD) RO, senior & retired officials of NSSO (FOD), State officials, academicians and students from various colleges.