I wouldn't say it's entirely hard. Just like how gold appeals to all so does the truth. All we have to do is spread it to them. As I'm only 17 I can clearly see what's happening. We don't have young faces preaching sikhi. We have more than before but the amount are few and far between. The average parcharik (the closest thing we have to parchariks in the panth apart from a few a Basics parchariks are granthis in the gurdwara) doesn't leave the four doors of the gurdwara and inside they only hand out parshaad and may or may not read from Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj. How are the youth going to learn anything about sikhi when the gurdwara is only full of aunties and babeh doing chugliyah in the gurudwara and no-one is doing katha? If there is katha (rare nowadays) then it's Punjabi and only a few kids nowadays understand Punjabi so there's no English katha. My year group (Year 13) are really coming towards the path when with Maharaj kirpa daas starting doing a bit of parchar at school with the sikhs and now the sikh sangat (pardon the pun) is so much stronger because there's not an old baba speaking about sikhi; it's someone their age who they can relate to. We need to spread this sikhi to the youth because they are next generation and they can teach their kids and so on. Nowadays, we target old men to run our gurudwaras (which there is nothing wrong with) but they run it and don't employ people to start preaching it within and outside the gurudwara. Why are we hiding this beautiful sikhi we have? Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj was jagat guru so they were here to save the whole world not just the sikhs. Target the youth, not the average baba on the road. We have tackled getting the old generation into Sikhi but what about the rest of the panth. Getting the youth into Sikhi is killing two birds with one stone because then when they become old they already know sikhi and can teach it to the youth again so it's a constant cycle but teaching the old generation doesn't help anyone because they don't become young again. We also don't teach our kids sikhi is anymore (this is aimed at parents). We think it's good enough to take our kids gurdwara now and again and remember God when we have exams or need something but nothing at all about what sikhi is even about. Names of 10 gurus, naam, sangat, Amrit, morals of Sikhi, kes... nothing. The list goes on. Where is this sikhi going? We can't even keep it running in our homes how are we supposed spread it outwards? We all love to point fingers at Muslims but there is one thing they do very very well and I really hope one day we can do this as well. They get their kids into Islam straight away. What they teach their kids and their faith in general is not a topic for me to comment on but the fact they know so much by their teens/late teens shows how easy it is to get kids in religion. Now I can't speak for Islam's teachings but we have such beautiful, beautiful but vastly effective and simple teachings which if we actually bothered to tell our kids and get them trained then they would automatically have a base of Sikhi which they could build on and spread all whilst still in their youth. The first rehat for us sikhs is to take Amrit at birth. Why is this not happening? Hindus get their kids wearing the janaeu from the day their born making their religion the forefront of the child's life from day dot but we can't even chose our kids names and keep their kes the sikh way. We are stopping sikhi in all our homes before it even gets to the streets. First in our guru's house (gurudwara) and then in our own homes. Maharaj kirpa daas will try and make these changes with the right sangat when I come out of school because I can't see this keep happening generation after generation... this stops now. Hope this helps Ji - bhul chuk maaf karna.