Shams Aalam, the first paraplegic swimmer from Bihar to qualify for Asian Para Games inspires to defy all the odds to achieve heights in life. Before, his fight against a tumour in spinal cord, Shams Alam was a record holder black belt Karate champion. Tumour could take away his ability to walk, but not the sportsperson in him. Hence, encouraged by former champion swimmer, he took up swimming and rose up to a stage where he now passionately promotes inclusion of differently abled at all places. He strongly believes in use of education as a tool to have an inclusive society. Shams Aalam completed his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering & MBA in HR and operations. He is a paraplegic person , who has overcome all the odds to become world record holder for longest open sea swimming by paraplegic person. He is an international gold medalist para swimmer and was awarded best emerging leader in disability sports and sports diplomacy by U.S. department of state global sports mentoring program 2018.