Ramayana has proven to be a successful model that unites communities of different languages, cultures and religions. This model has the potential to bring about unity and harmony among different communities worldwide.
Ramayana promotes good human values, has acceptability and a proven track record among Moslems, Buddhists and Hindus, who have accepted its message voluntarily. Ramayana, originally an Indian scripture, has fascinated and inspired poets, writers, sculptors, painters, musicians, dancers, puppeteers and singers in several countries worldwide. Ramayana applies its moral and ethical values to everyday life.
Ramayana is part of the educational curriculum in schools and universities in Western and other countries worldwide. Several high schools' English literature courses also feature Ramayana. Universities and other institutions have held Ramayana-related literary conferences as well.
Some Ramayana countries are Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Surinam, Thailand, Trinidad Tobago and Vietnam.
International Ramayana Institute of North America (A not-for-profit organization registered in Illinois)