9 year old girl from Guwahati battles sexism on Dabur fruit juice carton
Guwahati, Feb 18:Mriganka Majumder, a precocious 9-year-old from Guwahati, who studies in Grade 3, has zero tolerance when it comes to digesting sexism.
When the young girl saw that a popular juice box aimed its marketing at boys for boys, she refused to drink it. As she took a firm stand against inequality, the government has gotten involved in ensuring that product marketing in the future is gender-neutral.
Initially the father-daughter duo wrote to the company directly about the content of its packaging but never heard back. Not willing to stand down, he then wrote directly to the Union Ministry.
That was when Maneka Gandhi, the Union minister of women and child development, took matters into her hands and spoke directly to Dabur.
Dabur has now responded, noting that they did not have any intention of being gender-specific in their packaging and that they would change the content moving forward. The company said, “We will make the necessary amendments to avoid any such misunderstanding in the future.”
All thanks to one little girl who decided to stand up for what she believed in, and for girls like her across the country.