Maoists recruit children aged between six and 12 into their children's association, called Bal Sangams, where they are trained in Maoist ideology, used as informers and taught to fight with non-lethal weapons.
Students aged 6-12 are trained in the Bal Sangams," Kumar said.
It should also be remarked that if the Pandyan king wished to glorify his dynasty and Tamil as well, then certainly he would have caused the Sangams to be mentioned somewhere in the poetry that Tieken claims he was having written.
With regard to the old Sangam literature in Tamil, we are similarly lacking in firm dates--though there has been a great deal of evidence adduced to suggest strongly that the poems were composed between the first and third centuries A.
Tieken's arguments about the dating of Sangam poetry are central to his book--if they are invalid, then his other major ideas are invalid.
There is, in fact, a large and growing body of evidence that supports the usual dating of Sangam literature from the first to third century A.
Bharat will become samarth ( strong) only when Hindus keep aside their differences and stand united for the sake of the nation," Bhagwat said in a fiery speech during the Ma Narmada Hindu Sangam
in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.