Saudi Arabia’s new curriculum to include Ramayana, Mahabharata

A new vision for the education sector of Saudi Arabia, as part of f Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s Vision 2030, the culture and history of other countries will be taught as part of the curriculum. This step has been taken to provide students with more knowledge about different cultures around the world.

Other significant elements of Indian culture like yoga and Ayurveda apart from the Ramayana and Mahabharata will also be included in the school curriculum, according to media reports. The English language has also been made mandatory under the new vision, the reports claimed. A tweet regarding the Prince’s new vision has been going viral on the internet. A Twitter user named Nouf Almarwaai tweeted about the new education curriculum on April 15 and her tweet has been going viral on social media platforms since then. People have been appreciating Vision 2030 for its diversity in the curriculum which has been adopted by the Islamic state. The tweet by Nouf Almarwaai included screenshots of son’s social studies exam with questions about Hinduism, Buddhism and Hindu epics the Ramayana and Mahabharata. “Saudi Arabia’s new #vision2030 & curriculum will help to create a coexistent, moderate & tolerant generation. Screenshots of my son’s school exam today in Social Studies included concepts & history of Hinduism, Buddhism, Ramayana, Karma, Mahabharata Dharma. I enjoyed helping him study,” the tweet, with the screenshots of the question paper, read.