Over 2,500 students and teachers of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, a prominent school, have contributed Rs 2.11 lakh for the noble cause.
The boy is battling for life at Christian Medical College Vellore, and needs Rs 12 lakh to undergo the transplantation. But his parents are too poor to bear the expense.
Bokaro's IMA secretary Aninda Mandal said aplastic anaemia was a blood disorder in which the body's bone marrow did not make enough new blood cells.
Responding to the requests of the ailing child's parents, social workers, businessmen, schoolchildren and others have joined hands in collecting money.
A draft of Rs 2.11 lakh was handed over by school principal A K Singh to the grandfather of victim, Sadanand Pandey, on Monday. The children also prayed for good health of Yadav. Singh said the children of the school donated from Rs 2 to Rs 5,000. "Their efforts are praiseworthy, as despite the examinations the children collected money from their neighbours and friends for the child."
Apart from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Pragya Bharti, bank employees, City Center Trader Association, political leaders and other residents have also donated money for the cause.
But people here are very helpful."In the past 30 days, residents have donated around Rs 5.5 lakh. Still many of them have promised money to us,"