The NYF 2017 is organized by the Government of Haryana in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. The theme for the current festival is 'Youth for Digital India'. The festival will be attended by over 10000 youth from across the country. The event will be kickstarted with a grand opening ceremony with a theme song and live address. There will be cultural performances by youth representing each state and UT. There will be special events to celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda who has been a great source of inspiration for the youth of the nation. The festival will also host a 'National youth convention' to connect and inspire with motivational and inspirational talks by select youth icons and youth achievers. There will be celebrity performances and acts highlighting the rich culture and heritage of the Haryana state.
The youth festival will also contain live webcast, a mobile app and live social media channels to help take the message to youth around the country. There will be food stalls representing various states. The festival will also feature a range of exhibitions of art and handicrafts representing various states. Adventure activities, selfie spots, art installations promoting the theme Digital India would be arranged at the venues to keep the participants engaged and hooked to the Digital India theme.