(EMU) – St. Kitts, September 27, 2016: Courts Ltd. and the Federal Ministry of Education in St. Kitts and Nevis have officially launched the National Courts Reading Competition on Monday; in anticipation of the Regional Competition to be held in the Federation this year following the victory by Hrishikesh Srinivasan of Maude Cross Comprehensive in Nevis. The final was held in Dominica last year. According to Reading Coordinator at the Curriculum Development Unit, Ms. Jacqueline Bassue, the event is anticipated by November this year and is expected to gain steady momentum over the coming weeks. Commenting on the success of the reading competition and its impact on children, Bassue said, “It showcases the bright minds and excellent readers who will prove to be true ambassadors for the Federation and Caribbean region. They will demonstrate that good reading will always be rewarded and is a free ticket to any part of the world. ”In reflecting on his participation and victory Hrishikesh called on students present at the launch to “practise, practise, practise.