Tirupati: Ramakrishna Mission, Tirupati held its 7th Anniversary celebrations and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav from 6-9 August. As part of this, a “Youth Convention for Women” was held at Annamacharya Kalakshetram in the city on Monday. Swamijis from Ramakrishna Mission, Mathajis from Sarada Math, female students from different colleges participated in the convention. Swami Sukrithananda, secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, and Swami Vimokshananda said women were not weak and they were incomparable. Their role in the growth of the nation is enormous. On the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a speech contest was organized for middle school students in which more than 100 students participated. Prizes, certificates, souvenirs and books were presented to the winners by Swami Vimokshananda and Pravrajika Bhavanipriya Mathaji to the female students. Pravrajika Bhavanipriya Matha, Thyaganisthaprana Matha and Swami Bodhmayananda lectured on various topics. Professor Dwaram Lakshmi of SPMVV and his team gave vocal performances of songs and Bhajans on Swami Vivekananda and Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna. G Sreedevi, PV Reddy, Dr GS Prasad, Dr Leela, Management Committee members, devotees and students attended the convention.