Foundation of all our development goals is accurate statistics – President

Foundation of all our development goals is accurate statistics – President

Accurate official statistics is an essential source of information for formulating plans, strategies and policies in the process of development, said President Maithripala Sirisena in his message to mark the World Statistics Day which falls on today.

In essence, the foundation of all our development goals is accurate statistics, he further said.

“Today, we celebrate the historic World Statistics Day, at a time when the country is taking rapid strides towards development. I express my best wishes for the initiatives taken by the Department of Census and Statistics to celebrate the World Statistics Day”, the President added.

World Statistics Day was celebrated for the first time on 20 October 2010 worldwide. The United Nations Statistical Commission declared the day.

Following is the full text of the message:

Accurate official statistics is an essential source of information for formulating plans, strategies and policies in the process of development.

The future will always be on the right path, if it is based on the correct path at present. Therefore, new sources of statistics, authoritative statistical methods, new technological knowledge and use of statistical systems are essential preconditions for taking the country in the path of speedy development.

In essence, the foundation of all our development goals is accurate statistics.

Official statistics are a great help to achieve the economic development and social welfare targets easily in this modern society of social welfare market economy. I appreciate the efforts of all the officials who prepare official statistics to achieve the above mentioned goals and to build a better future for the country.

Today, we celebrate the historic World Statistics Day, at a time when the country is taking rapid strides towards development. I express my best wishes for the initiatives taken by the Department of Census and Statistics to celebrate the World Statistics Day.

I wish the World Statistics Day celebrations every success.

 

 

 

 

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