In the quiet village of Raghopur Bihta in remote Patna, Bihar, Shivam Sharma’s life story is a testament to overcoming adversity and pursuing dreams against all odds. His family, consisting of his mother, father, grandmother, and elder sister, faced a tragic loss in 2006 with the demise of their elder brother. In the aftermath, his father’s decision to relocate to Patna marked a fresh start, only to be disrupted by a life-altering accident in 2008 that left his father severely disabled.
To meet the financial demands of the extensive medical treatment, the family had to sell ancestral land, further complicating their already challenging circumstances. Shivam, navigating through this hardship, completed his 10th and 12th education from the Bihar State Board in Hindi Medium. His aspiration to pursue law introduced a new set of challenges, especially in overcoming language barriers during CLAT preparation.
Enter IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access), a beacon of support providing mentorship, mock tests, and assistance with AILET form submission. With gratitude to Mukesh Sir, Head of the Bihar Chapter, and mentor Aditya Sir from CNLU Patna, Shivam successfully secured admission to Chanakya National Law University in Patna, where he is currently pursuing BA.LLB Hons.
Beyond the academic journey, Shivam’s passion for cricket led him to play at the U-16 professional level in Haryana. Additionally, he channels his creativity into making YouTube videos. While Shivam’s long-term goals are still taking shape, his overarching aim remains clear — to uplift his family’s lifestyle, sparing them from further sacrifices and providing a brighter future. In every step of his remarkable journey, Shivam exemplifies resilience, determination, and the transformative power of education.