World Statistics Day observed in Gaibandha

World Statistics Day observed in Gaibandha

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World Statistics Day-2015 was celebrated in the district as elsewhere in the country and the globe yesterday with a call to formulate social and economic plans for a sustainable development of the nation.This year’s theme of the day is ‘Better Date; Better Lives’. Marking the day, district statistical office (DSO) of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics under the Ministry of Planning chalked out a programme in cooperation with the district administration.At 10 in the morning, a discussion meeting on the importance of the day was held in the auditorium of Public Library and Club of the town.Deputy Commissioner (DC) M. Abdus Samad addressed the meeting as the chief guest and acting Sadar Upazila Parishad Chairman Rashida Begum and UNO Ashraful Momin Khan were present as the special guests.With Additional Deputy Commissioner M. Shamsul Azam in the chair, the function was also addressed, among others, by Sadar Upazila Statistical Officer M. Ataur Rahman and BSS correspondent Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman.Addressing the occasion, the speakers stressed the need for strengthening the country’s statistics system considering its significance in formulating social and economic plans.DC M. Abdus Samad, in his speech, said the use of statistics would be increased in different sectors through observing the day for expediting the country’s social and economic development.Earlier, a colorful rally led by DC M. Abdus Samad was brought out from Independence Square at 9 am and ended at the Poura Park after parading the main roads of the town.A large number of people including district and upazila level officials, upazila statistical officers, teachers, students, social workers and journalists of the print and electronic media took part in the programme.BSS, Gaibandha

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