- Manas, Aykol
the hero of the national epic Manas, created more than a millennia ago and one of the world’s longest poems with more than half a million lines. Manas is to become a symbol that will unite the country.
- Sydykov, Bazarbai
According to the original sketch, Manas is meant to have a drawn sword in his right hand, however after discussion, it was decided the sword should be sheathed and his right hand should be raised in greeting.