An Inspiring Man Shams Aalam

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Shams talks about his journey of converting adversity to opportunity and eventually becoming a #paraswimming champion. In this talk, he shares his experiences and discusses how each of us in our own way can contribute to make society more inclusive. Mohammad Shams Alam Shaikh has had an accomplished life thus far. By the age of thirty, he has graduated with a mechanical engineering degree. He is also a qualified coach and has a black belt in Karate.
However, he had had some major health issues. In 2010 he had to undergo many operations to repair a spine tumor. After the surgery, his doctor recommended swimming. He took up the sport and started to embrace butterfly. The exercise of swimming allowed his disability to decrease from 100% to only 72%. At the age of 24, he joined the Paraplegic Foundation which is an NGO.
In December 2016, Shams won 4 gold medals in the championship held in Indore and was named the title of Best #Swimmer.
Shams is passionate about creating an inclusive society where differently abled individual do not have to depend on others for their day to day requirements. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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