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100 Years of Indian Science Congress

100 Years of Indian Science Congress

Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) is a premier scientific organisation of India, started in the year 1914 in Kolkata, with Headquarters at Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It meets annually in the first week of January every year. Today, it has a membership strength of more than 30,000 scientists.

The Indian Science Congress Association owes its origin to the foresight and initiative of two British Chemists. The association was formed with the objective to advance and promote the cause of Science in India, to hold an annual congress at a suitable place in India, to publish such proceedings, journals, transactions and other publications as may be considered desirable.

From a modest beginning with hundred and five members and thirty five papers communicated for reading at the first session, ISCA has grown into a strong fraternity with more than ten thousand members till to date. The number of papers communicated for reading has risen to nearly one thousand. Up to 2000

The Centenary session of the Indian Science Congress is scheduled to be held from 3-7 January, 2013 at Kolkata. The theme for the session of “Science for shaping the future of India”.

The design of the stamp depicts the spirit of the centenary session of the Indian Science Congress. A child, tender, mouldable and the future of India, is observing a flower through a magnifying lens.

Title: 100 Years of Indian Science Congress
Date of Issue: 3 January 2013
Country: India
Denominations: 500p

Source: http://www.indiapost.gov.in

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