The green dragon represents the strong personality of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, who throughout His golden rule has spearheaded environmental conservation in the Kingdom that brought him international fame and recognition.
The green colour represents His Majesty’s selfless service to the nation and the people as an ultimate Commander-in- chief of the armed force in ensuring peace and security in the country.
The four national flag coloured jewels clasped in the claws of dragon represents Four Pillars of Gross National Happiness that have been instrumental in guiding Bhutan’s socio-economic development under wise and farsighted leadership of the Fourth King.
This also represents His Majesty as the propounder and the custodian of the GNH.
The Golden Khorlo is to show that while pursuing country’s development processes, His Majesty also ensured that Buddhism as state religion was never left behind.
The Dragon and Khorlo together resembles like a figure 60 (both in Dzongkha and English) depicting His Majesty’s 60th Birth Anniversary.