Dabur to change pack­ag­ing as girl asks why juice is meant for ‘him’

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Moushumi Das Gupta moushumi.gupta@gmail.com

A nine-year-old girl’s re­fusal to drink fruit juice be­cause it was meant for “him” — and not her — has prompted gov­ern­ment in­ter­ven­tion to en­sure gen­der neu­tral­ity in writ­ten con­tents on pack­ets of food and bev­er­ages.

What up­set the Class 3 girl was the writ­ing on a packet of juice sold un­der the brand name Real —“Some­thing that is good for your child should also make him smile.”

Fol­low­ing a com­plaint by her fa­ther, Union min­is­ter of women and child devel­op­ment Maneka Gandhi took it up with the juice man­u­fac­turer, Dabur.

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