The Centenary Session of Indian Science Congress is being organised from 3rd-7th, January , 2013 in University of Calcutta, Kolkata. The President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukerjee today inaugurated the Centenary Session of the Indian Science Congress at Salt lake Stadium .He released a commemorative postage stamp on this occasion
Earlier in 1988 India Post issued a stamp on Indian Science Congress in 1988.The historical importance of 100th Science Congress is in more than one way. Whereas the themes for all the sessions up the period of 2003 since the first session in 1914 could be grouped under ‘Shaping of the Indian Science’, the focal theme selected for the centenary session is “Science for shaping the future of India”. In commemoration of centenary year of Indian Science Congress a postal stamp would be released during the inaugural session on 3rd January 2013.
Indian Science Congress was first convened in the Asiatic Society in 1914 and Sir Asutosh Mukerjee delivered the first presidential lecture. Since then the Indian Science Congress has emerged as the Parliament of Indian Science. Since the presidential address of Sir Asutosh Mukherjee, 99 annual sessions have been conducted and the year 2012-13 is being observed as the centenary year of the Indian Science Congress.