The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has introduced Hindu epics, customs, practices and mythology in its curriculum.
Henceforth, children would also be taught about Ramayana, Mahabharat, Yoga and Ayurveda.
The religious study texts would also include chapters about Buddhism and other religions too.
It’s all part of the Vision 2030 document prepared under the guidance of Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
Prince Salman, under his vision to bring dramatic changes in how the Kingdom operates, has been implementing widespread changes in its policies.
The Kingdom has an overly oil-dependent economy. Prince wants a more diversified economy.
And to prepare the younger generation for a more globalised world, English language has been made compulsory.
Nouf Almarwaai, a Saudi-based Yoga teacher tweeted on April 15 a screenshot of her child’s question paper which has questions about Hinduism and Buddhism.
Almarwaai was conferred Padma Shri in 2018 for popularising Yoga in Saudi Arabia.