GURŪ NĀNAK SARB-SAMPRADĀI CONFERENCE (1934), convened at Bhaiṇi Sāhib, centre of the Nāmdhārī Sikhs, on 13 and 14 October 1934 at the instance of Bābā Partāp Siṅgh, the Nāmdhārī chief, with the primary object of forging unity among various Sikh sects following the teachings of Gurū Nānak. Almost all the Sikh sects were represented at the Conference which was presided over by Bhāī Arjan Siṅgh of Bāgaṛīān. Svāmī Rāj Tīrath and Sant Harī Dās attended the conference on behalf of the Udāsīs and Paṇḍit Mān Siṅgh Shāstrī, Mahant Kishan Siṅgh and Mahant Hākam Siṅgh on behalf of the Nirmalās. The Sevāpanthīs were represented by Paṇḍit Nischal Siṅgh and Mahant Gurbakhsh Siṅgh and the Nāmdhārīs by Ātmā Siṅgh of Rāwalpiṇḍī, Nidhān Siṅgh Ālam and Sant Indar Siṅgh Chakravartī, besides Bābā Partāp Siṅgh himself. Bābā Sāvaṇ Siṅgh of Beās represented the Rādhā Soāmī sect and Sardār Sundar Siṅgh Majīṭhīā, Sir Jogendra Siṅgh and Bhāī Jodh Siṅgh attended the Conference on behalf of the Chief Khālsā Dīwān. The Shiromaṇī Akālī Dal and the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee were represented by Master Tārā Siṅgh and Giānī Sher Siṅgh. Also present were Bhāī Kāhn Siṅgh of Nābhā, Professor Tejā Siṅgh, Bābā Gurdit Siṅgh Komāgāṭā Mārū, Bībī Nirañjan Kaur, wife of Bābū Tejā Siṅgh of Bhasauṛ, Giānī Hīrā Siṅgh Dard and Professor Gaṅgā Siṅgh.
The proceedings began with ardās or Sikh supplicatory prayer recited by Bhāī Jodh Siṅgh. The thrust of the deliberations was on evolving a code of conduct based on mutual respect and on laying down guidelines for the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee, statutory body assigned to managing Sikh gurdwārās, in dealing with shrines belonging to various Sikh sects. A concrete decision taken was about the withdrawal by the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee or local Sikhs of petitions preferred in courts, under Clause 7 of the Sikh Gurdwārās Act, 1925, for assuming control of more shrines. With a view to implementing the resolutions of the Conference, an executive committee was constituted, under the chairmanship of Bhāī Arjan Siṅgh of Bāgaṛīāṅ, which was also authorized to mediate between the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee and the controllers of gurdwārās involved in any legal suit. The Conference met again the following year at Gujrāṅwālā on 20-22 April simultaneously with the annual session of the Sikh Educational Conference after which it ceased to exist.
Partāp Siṅgh Giānī