News of the inclusion of Mahabharata and Ramayana in the school curriculum by the Middle East Asian Islamic nation of Saudi Arabia has spread in the Indian media.
Most of the Indian media have mentioned that Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia will make it compulsory to study the history and culture of other countries in the field of education from Vision 2030, but there is no official confirmation of this except in the Indian media.
As soon as Saudi Arabia announces a new policy, students will be taught the Mahabharata and Ramayana. The curriculum will also include subjects such as yoga and Ayurveda with the aim of expanding external cultural knowledge to the younger generation of Arabs.
Saudi Arabia’s new diplomatic education policy has been viewed with significance by Hindu and Buddhist-majority countries. Nuf-al-Marwai said on Twitter that English would be made compulsory in Saudi Arabia along with Mahabharata and Ramayana.
From 2030, the new curriculum will include inclusive, liberal, and tolerant subjects related to Mahabharata, Ramayana, Karma, Buddhism, Hinduism, and religion, said Marwai.
Saudi Arabia has said the new education policy will help promote cultural dialogue and human welfare. Saudi Arabia is known as the holy land of Islamic nations. There are two main religious sites, such as Mecca and Medina Mosque, but Saudi Arabia has not yet planned the Mahabharata and Ramayana in its national curriculum, according to Arab News.
Saudi Arabia has said it respects the Hindu religion and culture but has not commented on whether to include it in the curriculum.