President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are flying into Kolkata for the 100{+t}{+h}Science Congress to be held here on January 3.

The theme for the congress, which is being organised from January 3 to 7, is “Science for shaping the future of India”.

Mr. Mukherjee will inaugurate the congress in the presence of Dr. Singh, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal Governor M. K. Narayanan. The Union Science & Technology Minister is also scheduled to attend. A science policy is likely to be unveiled.

There will also be a session on children and a women science congress.

The manner in which the new science, technology and innovation policy 2013 could be implemented would form the central theme of the session. A road map for integrating science into the development process will also be a topic of discussion.