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Saudi Arabia’s New Curriculum To Include Ramayana, Mahabharata

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Saudi Arabia New Curriculum: As a part of Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s Vision 2030, the new vision for the education sector of Saudi Arabia, 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.

A tweet regarding the Prince’s new vision has been going viral on the internet. 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, a Padma Shri awardee and the first certified yoga instructor of Saudi Arabia included screenshots of her son’s social studies exam questions.

In her tweet, Almarwaai said that the new #vision2030 of Saudi Arabia will help create a generation that will be coexistent, moderate and tolerant.

Sharing the screenshots of her son’s Social studies, which included the concepts from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Hinduism, Buddhism, Karma and Dharma, Almarwaai said that she enjoyed helping her son study.

As part of Saudi Prince’s Vision 2030, many other significant elements of the Indian culture like Yoga and Ayurveda will also be included in the school’s curriculum. According to reports, the English language has also been mandatory in the curriculum under the new vision.

The tweet has also been retweeted and appreciated by Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, a Rajya Sabha MP.

Almarwaai, who was born with an autoimmune disease played a crucial role in legalising Yoga in Saudi Arabia. Almarwaai again shared a tweet on April 21, saying that the history of any country is its pride and doesn’t have to be deleted due to faith differences. She also talked about the Indian epic texts and tolerance in her tweet.