Gurfateh!!!! May be what I am facing,many more will be facing the same concern,ie our youngsters not visiting Gurudwaras on a more regular basis.Here I share my concern about my son. He is 11 years old being bought-up in a nuclear family with the best of sikhi atmosphere at home. He is aware about the sikh history and is particularly inspired by chote sahabjades. He is very particular and proud of his sikhi -swaroop and amongst his peers is dominant if he is bullied about him being a sikh. My professional commitments keep me too occupied the whole week because of which its only on Sundays that we are able to visit the local gurdwara where weekly diwans are held. Since Sundays happen to be my son’s off from school also, he is not in mood to accompany us (in the mornings) to gurdwara inspite of our requests and other means to convince him. During his early years also he had the same hesitation but somehow I could make him accompany me by telling him things like…that Babaji is waiting for you with a gift in gurdwara….where a gift of his liking was already planted by me.He used to feel happy after having the planted gift at a designated place in gurdwara but over a period of time ,such tactics are also not working on him. He is happy to go to gurdwara in case some of his close friends are also visiting. Why he wants his friends to be along simply so that they can do the seva together and also to play around. I have realized that he has no patience to sit quietly for few hours to listen kirtan and gurbani vichar, which is a serious delima for me now as these are his formative years. May be learned forum members can suggest me something which can really make my son more interested in gurdwara on a more regular basis though, as of now I don’t doubt his faith and confidence in being a sihk. Gurfateh.