Hassan Askari, winner of the “NY Post 2008 Courage Award” is second from left on the top row.
POST SALUTES ‘ANGELS’ OF NY By RITA DELFINER New York Oct 21, 2008
Khwaja Hassan Askari and eight other Gotham’s guardian angels were honored yesterday as recipients of the seventh annual New York Post Liberty Medals
Askari, a Muslim college student who jumped in to help four Jewish subway riders under attack, said he would accept the Courage Liberty Medal on behalf of “the many other people out there” who don’t hesitate to stand up for others. “New York’s a great place and there are always people ready to help you out,” said Askari, who was born in Texas, grew up in Bangladesh and now lives in Brooklyn.
The winners, epitomizing the legion of New York’s humble heroes who champion us with their goodness and grit, were recognized at a reception emceed by TV host Regis Philbin at the Midtown headquarters of News Corp., which owns The Post.
The Post launched the Liberty Medals program seven years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, to salute the selfless New Yorkers who go the extra mile to benefit others with resourcefulness, empathy and valor.
A panel of prominent New Yorkers – including George Steinbrenner, Gristedes owner John Catsimatidis , and city Comptroller Bill Thompson – selected the winners in each of the eight categories.
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