Can a nation change its destiny without paying attention to its youth? Empowered youngsters are central to any developed society. This presentation looks at real meaning and purpose of development in Gurbani. It parses early Sikh history to understand how the Guru fired up the imagination of the youth by providing stakes in community and society building; thus transformed them into living example of excellence. It also seeks lessons in meaningful ways of engaging the youth and making them an active participant in the Panth today.