President Droupadi Murmu, who is on a four-day visit to Odisha, spent some time at a sea beach in Puri on Monday morning.

She witnessed the annual Rath Yatra in the coastal pilgrim town on Sunday.

Later, she penned her thoughts about her experience of being in close commune with nature.

There are places that bring us in closer touch with the essence of life and remind us that we are part of nature. Mountains, forests, rivers and seashores appeal to something deep within us. As I walked along the seashore today, I felt a communion with the surroundings the gentle wind, the roar of the waves, and the immense expanse of water. It was a meditative experience," President Droupadi Murmu posted on X.

Murmu said many parts of India suffered a terrible series of heatwaves during this summer.

The President arrived in Bhubaneswar on July 6 evening on a four-day visit to her native state of Odisha. She witnessed Rath Yatra in Puri on Sunday and spent the night and morning in the pilgrim town.

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