Focus on exchange of cultural dialogue between countries
Students in Saudi Arabia will now read Ramayana and Mahabharata as part of the curriculum.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman has mandated the study of the history and culture of other countries in Saudia Arabia under Vision 2030.
The study of the epics will focus on globally significant Indian cultures such as yoga and Ayurveda to expand the students’ cultural knowledge and exposure.
Study of English language has also been made mandatory in Saudi Arabia to help create an educated and skilled workforce and encourage the exchange of cultural dialogues between different countries and people.
Twitter user Nuf-al-Marawi shared a screenshot of his son’s book of social studies and wrote that the syllabus includes concepts and history of Hinduism, Buddhism, Ramayana, Karma, Mahabharata and Dharma.
Saudi Arabia’s new #vision2030 & curriculum will help to create coexistent,moderate & tolerant generation. Screenshots of my sons school exam today in Social Studies included concepts & history of Hinduism,Buddhism,Ramayana, Karma, Mahabharata &Dharma. I enjoyed helping him study pic.twitter.com/w9c8WYstt9— Nouf Almarwaai نوف المروعي (@NoufMarwaai) April 15, 2021
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