As part of the new reforms in the educational system in the country, Saudi online users have shared screenshots of their kids' social studies tests showing questions related to Hindu culture and religion, including the history of Hinduism, Ramayana, Ayurveda, and Mahabharata, Yoga, and other concepts.
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
While a number of Saudi commentators expressed their interest in the culture they have learned about while helping their kids doing homework, many people have also interpreted this move as a new Saudi approach towards India, one that is based on openness, respect, and understanding.
Along with Saudi people, a number of Indian users have embraced this Saudi move as well, saying that they are happy their culture is being taught to millions of students in Saudi Arabia.
Now this is some news 👏— Mayank Jindal (TC) (@MJ_007Club) April 16, 2021
Saudi Arabia includes History of Hinduism, Ramayana, Mahabharata in it's New Curriculum for Students & 'Vision2030'.
Owaisis, Badruddin "Kh@tmal", Miyas, Bibis, Maulvis & all Maulanas, your views please??
How refreshing.👍👏— DelDiablo 6 (@deldiablo6) April 16, 2021
This is not even taught in India these days.
We are taught to be ashamed of being Hindus.
In addition to teaching religious epics and cultural aspects of Hinduism, Saudi's new educational system is going to make studying English a mandatory requirement across the country.
For many years, Saudi had faced criticism over its educational curriculum being focused on Arab and Islamic culture while failing to address other cultures and religions of the world, which is why this latest change has generated positive feedback worldwide.
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